Las Vegas vending machine dispenses overdose-reversal drug Narcan

Las Vegas, which in 2017 became the first city in the U.S. to provide syringes through vending machines, has added the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan to the items that can be obtained.

The move, through a medical clinic called Trac-b Exchange, comes as illicit opioids account for tens of thousands of fatal overdoses each year.

"With the opioid epidemic that's going on right now, the overdoses that are occurring, we had to get a product out there and you can't get enough people to hand the product out," the program's director, Rich Reich, told the Las Vegas Fox affiliate.

Narcan is available at no charge at three vending machines, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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