PBS Newshour highlighting Cayuga County: Wider access to Narcan helps rural communities fight overdose deaths
The FDA recently made it easier for people to obtain a powerful overdose-reversing medicine called naloxone. The drug, sold as Narcan, previously required a prescription, but soon will be sold over the counter. Many communities are already successfully using it to fight the tide of overdose deaths. With support from the Pulitzer Center and in collaboration with the Global Health Reporting Center, William Brangham reports from Upstate New York as part of our series Rural Rx.
A late winter night in Cato, New York, a tiny town west of Syracuse. The crowd is cheering on the home team and point guard Julia Wilson. That is Julia's mom. On the court, Julia is cool under pressure, and not just on the court, as she proved last summer... [Watch the segment that aired on 4/523]