Adapt Pharma expands free naloxone program for schools

Adapt Pharma has expanded its program to deliver free supplies of naloxone (Narcan) to high schools and universities nationwide. The company first unveiled its free naloxone program in April 2017 as a part of a collaboration with the Clinton Foundation, when Adapt pledged to donate 20,000 cartons of naloxone to more than 4,700 U.S. universities.

Adapt Pharma has expanded its program to deliver free supplies of naloxone (Narcan) to high schools and universities nationwide. The company first unveiled its free naloxone program in April 2017 as a part of a collaboration with the Clinton Foundation, when Adapt pledged to donate 20,000 cartons of naloxone to more than 4,700 U.S. universities. It will now deliver naloxone kits to eligible colleges and universities beyond the previously established limit and will deliver two free cartons of naloxone—instead of one—to every eligible high school. "We believe, expanding our program to provide free Narcan nasal spray to all U.S. high schools and eligible colleges and universities will improve awareness of opioid risks and help in the timely response in the event of an opioid overdose," said Seamus Mulligan, chairman and CEO of Adapt Pharma. President Trump praised Adapt Pharma for distributing free naloxone to schools during a recent event in New Hampshire, where he introduced the White House's new plan to address the opioid crisis.