WSU working on nasal spray overdose preventer

Print
Email
|

by AP

KREM.com

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 12 at 1:00 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- A nasal spray that can counter the effects of heroin or prescription pain pill overdoses could become available at Washington State University this fall.
 
An initiative by WSU's College of Pharmacy is aimed at making naloxone available on campus.
 
The Spokesman-Review reports the College of Pharmacy is hoping to recruit 150 students to be trained to recognize a drug overdose, assemble naloxone nasal spray and administer the drug prior to emergency services' arrival.
 
The College of Pharmacy is working with a company on a single-use atomizer device to make naloxone easier to administer.

Print
Email
|