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Utah Laws Addressing Drug Overdose Epidemic Go Into Effect

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Andrea Smardon
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Jennifer and Sam Plumb talk about Utah Naloxone and the effort to prevent drug overdose deaths at the Utah Capitol. (September 1, 2015)

This week several laws went into effect intended to address Utah’s addiction to pain pills and opioids. Lawmakers this year approved legislation that will allow for the creation of a needle exchange and for anyone to distribute a drug overdose antidote called Naloxone. KUER's Andrea Smardon talks with Sam Plumb, whose brother died of a heroin overdose. Plumb and his sister Jennifer together started an organization last year called Utah Naloxone at University of Utah Health Care.

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