Albuquerque high schools now carry anti-dose drug

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque public high schools will now carry the anti-overdose drug.

The school board unanimously approved it this week.

APS says recent legislation encouraged the move, which ups access to the drug naloxone.

Nurses will be trained to use the drug, under the new plan.

It is used to counteract overdoses of heroin and other opioids.

The school district says they’ve never had an overdose, at any of their high schools and that this is a precautionary measure.

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