Overdose deaths from opioids, both opioid analgesics and heroin, are a public health crisis in New York City. These overdose deaths are preventable. Naloxone, an opioid antagonist, can safely reverse an opioid overdose. In New York State, it’s legal for anyone to carry and use it.
If you are a pharmacist, visit the Naloxone and Overdose Prevention in Pharmacies page for pharmacist resources.
In 2006, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute created the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP), allowing eligible organizations or providers to register as OOPPs and provide free naloxone to their clients or patients. Once registered, programs receive free naloxone from the City or State health department for distribution.
For more information on becoming an OOPP, please visit How to Become a Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs or email the Overdose Prevention Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
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