Narcan available in vending machines in Vegas

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Narcan is now available in vending machines in the Las Vegas Valley.

Nevada health officials say the easy availability of Narcas is making a major difference with opioid addiction in the southern part of the state.

Narcan blocks the effects of opioids have on the body and, in some cases, prevents an overdose.

Being able to quickly get a hold of the medication can literally be the difference between life and death.

“So Narcan, with it becoming more readily available in Nevada. It’s being used more often and we’re seeing a lot of reversals of overdoses,” said Krista Hales of the Center for Behavioral Health.

These machines will also eventually have other health-related items like hygiene kits, safe sex kits and pregnancy tests.

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