Narcan is now available in vending machines within the Las Vegas valley.
Krista Hales who works for the Center for Behavioral Health said,
“There are numerous kits inside those machines. The main goal of them was to be dispensing clean syringes for people who are engaging in intravenous or intra-muscular drug use.” Eventually there will also be personal hygiene kits, safe sex kits, and pregnancy tests available but for now, the machines only dispense Narcan, the drug that blocks the effects of opioids and can reverse an overdose.
To use the vending machine you have to register for the syringe exchange program. Then you will get a specially programmed card that allows you to get free kits from the machine.