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    PanCare Health donates life-saving Narcan kits to Panama City Police

    By Cortney Evans,


    BAY COUNTY, Fla. ( WMBB ) – During the first half of 2024, Panama City Police officers have administered Narcan 24 times. That’s an increase compared to last year.

    Representatives from PanCare Health donated 100 Narcan kits to the department on Thursday. Narcan is used to save people who have overdosed on opioids. Experts say more often than not, one dose is not enough.

    All Panama City Police officers are trained to administer Narcan and carry it at all times.

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    PanCare officials said this donation furthers their mission to fight the opioid epidemic.

    “We all know that the opioid epidemic continues and so the Panama City Police Department is the frontline every day responding to substance emergencies, so anything we can do at PanCare to help them impact and reduce those overdoses,” PanCare Behavioral Health Program Manager Drew Hild said.

    Officials urge everyone to have Narcan due to accidental exposure to deadly drugs. You can buy it at drug stores and pharmacies without a prescription.

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