Coalition seeks ‘Good Samaritan’ law to prevent overdose deaths

Narcan userby Conrad Wilson, Minnesota Public Radio

August 8, 2013

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A coalition of doctors and public health advocates wants Minnesota to join a growing number of states that have laws aimed at saving the lives of drug abusers.

State Sen. Chris Eaton plans to introduce a bill in the next legislative session that would provide legal immunity for those who call 911 to seek help for someone suffering an overdose. It would also increase access to a drug that revives those who overdose on opiate-based drugs, like heroin. Read More…

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