Near and present danger: Virginia nonprofits offer Narcan training

Oakton, Va. — A law passed this year in Virginia allows nonprofit groups that train people how to administer the drug Narcan to actually give it out now too. Thanks to an order from the Virginia department of health, you no longer need a prescription. That’s how dozens of people who showed up at a church in Oakton were able to walk out with a two-pack of the overdose-reversal drug.

“So easy,” is how Ginny Atwood Lovitt described using the nasal spray.

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