Grant County deputies use naloxone to save overdose victim’s life

Deputies in Grant County helped save the life of an opioid overdose victim on Thursday night.

According to a post from the Sheriff’s Office, a woman locked herself in the bathroom of a home on Orchard Drive in Moses Lake and was found not breathing.

Responding deputies administered two doses of naloxone and she began breathing again. Medics then transferred the victim to Samaritan Healthcare.

In 2018, 710 people across the state died of an opioid overdose.

In August, Washington state health officials signed a statewide standing order for naloxone. The medication can reverse opioid overdoses and is administered as an injection or nasal spray.

The standing order works like a prescription and allows any person or organization across Washington state to get naloxone from a pharmacy.

People who want to get the medication can use the standing order at any pharmacy in the state without a prescription from a healthcare provider.

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