Cryan Bill Would Help Counter Overdoses By Allowing Libraries To Use Narcan

Trenton – Acting to help counter the tragic number of overdose deaths fueled by the opioid epidemic, a Senate committee today approved a bill authored by Senator Joe Cryan that would allow public libraries to keep supplies of life-saving Narcan available.

The bill, S-2321, approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, would authorize librarians and other library employees to be trained and equipped with the opioid antidote in order to treat overdose victims.