According … It’s a question being raised around the country as cities and towns large and small wrestle with how the heroin epidemic is draining their resources. "He's on the upswing, as far as we can see," Stieritz said. First responders  are seeing the same people overdose time and time again. "If my son relapses, it is here. Naloxone is a prescription drug, but in most states, ... and if your insurance covers naloxone, the co-pay at your local pharmacy could be as low as $0. EDGEWOOD, Ky. — A new state program in Kentucky is giving three hospital systems enough money to provide free Narcan kits to patients who come to the emergency room for an overdose. DAYTON, Ky. – Should heroin addicts have to pay for the Narcan used to revive them? Ashleigh Mills TV takes a look at how neighborhood efforts to get Narcan out to those in need have been hindered by COVID-19 restrictions. That 20 seconds, that two minutes may be the difference of reviving them or not," Stieritz said.Stieritz said it was thanks to Narcan that his son still has hope for recovery. You might not think Mary Day would be in favor, but she is. "Whereas if we give it to them, we know that we're putting something in the community that's going to save a life rather than giving them a prescription where they have to hunt for something to save a life," St. Elizabeth Healthcare Nurse Manager Ashel Kreutzkamp said. "I think it's a great idea. supervision of, a licensed pharmacist.” PA S.B. Chris Adkins, the EMS coordinator. As the law is currently written, the petitioner is obligated to pay all costs incurred in the process as well as for treatment and must sign a guarantee for payment. SEE WCPO's complete coverage of "Heroin in the Tri-State.". This gives them the chance to ask for help," Stieritz said.In May, he and his wife got their own Narcan kit with a prescription. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Should addicts have to pay for Narcan? “You would get one dose of Narcan and that would pretty much reverse the effects,” said Adkins. This is the concentration that is used for IN administration. Medicare and Medicaid pay a significantly larger share of expenses for opioid pain relievers. "I think the reality is most people who are going to be revived by EMT are not going to have the resources to pay that pay, so it would be an effort in futility," Kuehn said. On this page. Furniture Fair Power Pack Feed Our Children. New Ky. program to give free Narcan kits to prevent heroin overdoses, Opponents say kits will only encourage users. "This gives them the chance for them to recover. "If it was their son or their daughter, they would want that kit right next to them. At that point, they hope to send every overdose patient's family home with two free vials of Narcan and the instructions they need to save a life. Can you believe that?" Casey's Law. She says she has been clean less than three weeks. Naloxone (pronounced na-LOX-own) is a fast-acting drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. Why shouldn’t addicts pay? In 1999, 9 percent of all of the money spent on prescription opioid drugs came from either Medicare or Medicaid. Often, small employers will provide orientation training to new employees and mistakenly not pay them if they fail to pick up the skills they are being trained. Day, who is in recovery for the seventh time, is not at that point yet. ©2020, Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of WLWT-TV. Sandi Kuehn, president and CEO of the Center for Addiction Treatment, agrees. Macey Joe Mullins. First responders in Pueblo County treated patients with the overdose drug Narcan nearly once a day in 2017. We suggest that employers consider the foregoing when determining … Since then, it's happened two more times, and each time, the drug Narcan, which reverses the overdose, was close enough to save his son’s life. A Dayton city council member floated the idea this month. The Fire Department of Bellevue and Dayton is one of those small-town agencies being overwhelmed by the costs of heroin runs. CVS announced it will add 12 states to its program to sell the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription, bringing the total to 14. During the pandemic, demand for Narcan has risen.