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A push by the Berkshire Overdose Addiction Prevention Collaborative will bring Narcan to more than a dozen additional first responder departments across the Berkshires.
Narcan can reverse opioid overdoses and save lives. A local lawmaker is again pushing to require first responders to carry the drug, with a legislative hearing set Monday.
Almost two decades ago, Jennifer Michaels became the first person in Berkshire County to prescribe buprenorphine.
Fatal opioid overdoses have risen across Massachusetts amid the coronavirus pandemic, as opioid addiction continues to take a toll on Berkshir…