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Boxes of opioid antidote are now available around UW-La Crosse campus

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The rise of opioid use in recent years, including overdoses of fentanyl, have led UW-La Crosse to place Narcan boxes around the campus.

Boxes containing the medicine that reverses an overdose were installed last week at several UW-L buildings, mainly the 10 residence halls, according to campus police chief Allen Hill.

Hill says there have not been any drug-related emergencies at the La Crosse campus in recent months.

The Nalox-Zone boxes are equipped with sensors which will tell a sponsoring group when the containers have been opened, so they can be refilled quickly.

Officers on campus also carry Narcan with them, but the boxes give people a more immediate chance to halt an overdose.

Other campuses in the system have also installed Narcan boxes.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Nick

    October 31, 2022 at 7:32 am

    Sad commentary. Chinese manufacture the “ingredients”.
    The “ingredients are shipped to the cartels in Mexico. The cartels manufacture and ship to the US. The cartels in Mexico have no qualms about who they kill.
    Americans buy it and a a lot die from the product.
    The Chinese must be laughing at stupid Americans.

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