NARCAN requests on the rise in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) РThe amount of requests for over-the-counter NARCAN has increased fourfold over the last year in La Crosse. Pharmacists are also seeing prescriptions for the overdose reversal drug increase exponentially.

Gundersen Health System reviews the data from its pharmacy year after year. Health care providers said the numbers show a positive sign for the ongoing opioid epidemic– that more people are aware of the potential dangers of these drugs.