The Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition (ACOPC) is an independent collaboration of concerned organizations and individuals with the mission to reduce overdose deaths in Allegheny County. ACOPC implements prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies in a variety of locations and settings that target individuals at varying levels of risk for overdose.
We at the Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition are happy to announce the date of our fifth annual Summer Conference. This year’s conference, titled “Voices from the Inside,” will feature speakers presenting from within the overdose epidemic in Pennsylvania. Please mark your calendars for July 30, 2015 and prepare for…
Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, has issued a county-wide standing order for naloxone. This means that any Allegheny County resident can obtain naloxone from a participating pharmacy without having a prescription. This does not currently apply to intramuscular naloxone, but to intranasal and autoinjector formulations.…
Our bi-annual newsletter is here! This spring, we explore naloxone news, reveal details of our summer conference and discuss progress against the overdose epidemic, with special updates from Dr. Mike Zemaitis, Dr. Karl Williams and Gateway Rehab. Read the full issue here.
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