Have you heard about Project Lazarus? It could save your or a loved one’s life.
Established in 2008 in response to extremely high drug overdose death rates in Wilkes County, NC, Project Lazarus is now in a statewide partnership with Community Care of North Carolina. At one time, Wilkes County had the third highest drug overdose rate in the United States! Thanks to the research and compassion of this group, they have created locally tailored drug overdose programs to connect families and individuals to state and national resources to prevent drug overdoses.
Village Pharmacy in Hampstead is now selling Project Lazarus Rescue kits. Each kit includes two nasal atomizers (a device used to inhale the prescription medication Naloxone from the vial), a step by step Naloxone use guide, and an overdose prevention DVD and are sold for $12 each.
Beginning April 9, we will stock the kit for easy access to the public. Kits can also be ordered directly from Project Lazarus via:
- Web: ProjectLazarus.org
- Phone: 336-667-8100
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax order: 866-400-9915
Anyone can order the kit without a prescription, but the medication (Naloxone) to be used in conjunction with the kit in ONLY available by PRESCRIPTION. Doctors and medical providers can prescribe Naloxone to people at risk for an overdose, AND to family members, friends, or any other persons who could administer Naloxone in the case of an overdose.
Medicaid and some private insurance companies will pay for the Naloxone. However, at this time, we are not certain if the kit will be be covered by medicaid and/or private insurance.
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