Today, our cofounders/mother-daughter team, Jody Daitchman & Chelsea Laliberte are heading to Springfield, IL to testify for HB1466 AKA “Lali’s Law” which expands Narcan access to pharmacies! Any layperson 18+ can walk into a pharmacy to get training and equipped in this lifesaving drug. Imagine how many people today alone will stand in line at a local CVS or Walgreens to fill their opioid script. With this bill’s passage, imagine how many more could get the OD antidote along with their meds. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT and submit public comments. Instructions are attached.
There were 339 prescription opioid deaths in IL in 2012! About 80% of the 120 fatal overdoses per day in America are from opioids. The availability of abusable Rx opioids has sent our country into a tailspin. Faced with the biggest public health crisis in decades, lawmakers are getting crafty with their approaches to reducing initiation to opioid use. Pharmaceutical companies are developing opioids with abuse-deterrent properties (ADP). To learn more, check out these fact sheets!
“A promising heroin vaccine has been in the works for some time, and it has even shown great success in clinical trials on rats. Yet, this wonder drug has received little media attention and even less funding.”
To learn more, check out the article at The Fix.
Our brand new Facebook group is intended to provide support, resources, education, news and beyond for siblings who have lost a sibling to a drug overdose. This is a place where you can bring up any feelings, thoughts or questions you may have. Feel free to suggest the group to anyone who might need us. The target age of the group is the 25-40 population but we would never turn away someone younger who wanted to be a part of the group.