GOAL: Get A2334/S295 signed into law by Gov. Christie. This is a bill that allows anyone to get naloxone (Narcan) without a prescription.
DEADLINE: Today, Jun 7
ACTION: Call the Governor’s office today at 609-292-6000 and encourage him to sign A2334/S295 in hopes that even more lives can be saved.
SCRIPT: “My name is_____ and I live in____, NJ. I am calling to urge the Governor to support Assembly Bill 2334 / Senate Bill 295 and sign it into law. Access to Narcan without prescription has the potential to save many lives.”
*This bill passed unanimously in both the NJ Senate and Assembly.
*Narcan is a non-narcotic opiate reverser. When a person is having an overdose, their life can be saved if they can access Narcan.
*Currently, it is administered by Police, EMT, etc. Or, an individual with drug addiction (or a loved one) may carry it with them in the case of overdose – BUT – they need to get it through a prescription.
*This Bill would allow individuals to purchase Narcan without a prescription.
*Governor Christie has been a supporter of bills that address the opiate crisis in our state. He has mentioned that there were over 10,000 Narcan deployments across the state in 2016 saving lives of those we could have lost to overdose.
*Access to Narcan can save many, many more!