Cost soars sor heroin overdose antidote naloxone

Cost Soars for Heroin Overdose Antidote Naloxone (WPEC)

Nine people died this month from heroin overdoses in Delray Beach.

Now we’re learning the cost of the life-saving drug Nalaxone, which is sold under the brand name of Narcan is rising, impacting the way communities fight the epidemic

Delray police have administered the life-saving drug more than 70 times since March.

Delray police receives most of their Narcan kits from Delray Fire, who’s currently paying for it out of their budget.

Within the last fiscal year the fire department bought 510 dosages, costing $19,000.

The cost went up $29 per box to $36 dollars.

And the cost doesn’t stop there.

Fire Department Spokesperson Captain Kevin Saxton says the ambulance service to an overodose costs about $100, and the medical equipment used can reach up to $325.

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