New Pa Overdose Prevention Effort

Published 08/27 2014 02:46PM

Updated 08/27 2014 02:48PM

PITTSBURGH - A county in our region is one of several in Pennsylvania taking part in a new drug overdose prevention efforts. The Pitt School of Pharmacy is developing a website  to support efforts in 7 counties, including Blair, to reduce overdoses and overdose deaths.

Pitt says the pilot program for OverdoseFreePa will list close to real-time overdose death statistics for Allegheny County by gender, age, race and type of drug.

The web site will also offer presentations and educational information for the public, as well as for those working in  drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and law enforcement.

Pitt says the new website could help show Pennsylvanians the true effect of overdoses within their community and provide strategies for reducing the risk.

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