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Cortland, 11 other SUNY schools, land money for heroin antidote

Cortland, 11 other SUNY schools, land money for heroin antidote

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says 12 SUNY schools, including Cortland, will now receive naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of a heroin overdose.

Schneiderman made the announcement Wednesday downstate. His office is providing funding to buy 258 of the kits for officers on the campuses.

“In just the past year, we’ve seen multiple students overdose on SUNY campuses—a tragic reminder that the crisis we’ve seen in the news is not so far from our students’ dorm rooms,” Schneiderman said. “By providing SUNY campus officers with naloxone, we are making this stunningly effective overdose antidote available to institutions that educate and care for our students.”

Beyond Cortland, the campuses that applied and will be receiving funding for the kits are: Purchase, Potsdam, Buffalo, Oswego, Albany, Geneseo, Adirondack, Canton, Utica/Rome, Farmingdale, and New Paltz.

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