By SONYA CARRICO
Siubstance Abuse Services Division Director, Indiana Criminal Division Director
INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Zoeller announced a grant program, funded by a recent pharmaceutical settlement reached between the Indiana Attorney General’s Office and Amgen for deceptive drug promotion. The new grant will fund a surge in naloxone distribution, with the goal of ensuring all first responders are equipped with the life-saving treatment.
Nonprofits registered with ISDH to distribute naloxone kits and provide training on the use of naloxone to law enforcement and other first responders can apply for grant funding from the attorney general’s office.
The attorney general’s office is accepting applications for the grants now through Dec. 1. Grants will be awarded at the start of 2016.
For more information on the grant program and the full request for proposal, http://www.in.gov/bitterpill/nalaxone-training-first-responders.html