PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A device designed to help rescuers save people suffering from opioid overdoses has made its way into Providence’s City Hall.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2fPDqfp ) that Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled the building’s new NaloxBox (nuh-LAHX’-bahx) on Tuesday. The box is meant to give bystanders easy access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone (nuh-LAHX’-ohn).

Geoff Capraro, a Brown University professor and emergency room doctor, worked with a group at Rhode Island School of Design to design and build the box, which has already been installed at several social services organizations in the area. He says he hopes the box will become a common sight, like defibrillators and fire extinguishers.


Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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