Board approves anti-overdose drug for Albuquerque public high schools

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Public High Schools will now carry the anti-overdose drug, Naloxone.

The school board unanimously approved the move this week. The drug used to counteract overdoses of heroin and other opioids.

School nurses will receive training on the proper use of the drug, which is administered through a nasal spray or injection.

Rio Rancho Public Schools also started carrying the drug this year at high school and middle schools.

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