Overdose medicine coming to U of I campus, available in vending machines

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A life-saving medicine is more accessible on the University of Illinois campus now thanks to the Illinois Departmen...

December 3, 2022
12:14 AM

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A life-saving medicine is more accessible on the University of Illinois campus now thanks to the Illinois Department of Human Services. In a Massmail to the campus community, Awais Vaid, Director of McKinley Health Center, said an IDPH distribution program is putting NARCAN at several campus locations to treat an opioid overdose. Vaid said that the U of I campus has not had a reported overdose recently, but the broader Champaign-Urbana community has. In a proactive effort, McKinley is coordinating efforts with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to offer NARCAN at campus locations.

Bradley Zimmerman