Life Saving Drug Narcan Administered 289 Times Over Ten Months for Opioid Overdose Related Incidents in Warwick, RI
A records request was submitted to the City of Warwick on 9/20/2017 asking for the documentation for the total number of police, fire and rescue calls that have responded to any overdose related call, the total number of times a narcan dose was administered, and the total number of overdose deaths that have occurred during the time period covering 11/1/2016-9/20/2017.
Data available covers a 10 month time period of
11/1/2016 - 8/31/2017.
Narcan (naloxone) is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids (i.e. heroin) and reverses an overdose. Warwick police started carrying naloxone in February of 2015.
Total naloxone doses administered- 289
- More than 1 dose of narcan may be administered per call.
- A follow up request was sent to the WFD today asking for the number of lives saved by 275 doses of narcan for the time period requested.
- The RI Department of Health was also contacted today and a request has been submitted for the total number of drug related overdose deaths covering time period in original request.