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UW-Milwaukee installs Narcan boxes at campuses

The Nalox-ZONE Narcan boxes were installed over the summer at UWM's Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington County campuses
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Posted at 10:10 AM, Aug 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-22 13:25:01-04

MILWAUKEE — UW-Milwaukee announced Monday it has installed Narcan boxes at its campuses in southeast Wisconsin. It is part of an effort to offer more help to people who could suffer from a deadly drug overdose.

The university said in a statement Monday that the Nalox-ZONE Narcan boxes were installed over the summer at their Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington County campuses. UWM is the first campus in the UW System to install a Nalox-ZONE box, school officials said.

UWM identified Fentanyl as the primary cause of spiraling drug overdose deaths across the country and here in Southeast Wisconsin.

School officials are hosting a press conference about the initiative at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Sandburg Residence Hall on North Maryland Avenue at UWM's Milwaukee campus.

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