As the opioid epidemic continues to take its toll across the country, Minnesota lawmakers are advocating for schools to have access to naloxone, a life-saving medicine that can reverse a fentanyl overdose when administered quickly, reported CBS News.

Under the new proposal, each school would be required to keep two doses Narcan spray in stock. The FDA approved Narcan, the nasal spray version of Nalaxone, to be sold over the counter (OTC) in March.

The two-state House and Senate spending packages, which are subject to end-of-session budget negotiations, contain the policy and funding necessary to support the newest policy change.

"We simply cannot tolerate more needless loss of life. We have to act with urgency and we have to act now," Sen. …

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