Proposals to train educators on how to administer drugs that reverse opioid overdoses are working their way through the Texas Legislature.
A slew of bills have been filed that would require training for Texas teachers on how to administer drugs like Narcan, says the Texas Tribune’s James Barragán. Narcan “is the most popular one, and it’s a pretty easy-to-use one. It’s an intranasal spray, just like any allergy spray relief.”
With the synthetic opioid fentanyl a leading cause of death among young adults, Barragán says the issue has taken on added urgency in the Legislature. “I think people are just saying, ‘why not be prepared in case there is an overdose?’”
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