Kaléo Donates Opioid Overdose Treatment To Law Enforcement
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Kaléo is starting a new donation program that will allow qualifying local law enforcement agencies to receive EVZIO™ naloxone auto-injectors without charge as part of the kaléo Cares program.
EVZIO is an opioid antagonist indicated for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. EVZIO is the first and only naloxone product approved for emergency therapy in any settings where opioids may be present, including outside of supervised medical settings. EVZIO is not a substitute for emergency medical care.
The first recipient of the kaléo Cares law enforcement donation program is the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office. Located in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, the Sheriff’s Office is comprised of more than 350 deputies and 44 civilian employees. It also maintains two nationally accredited correctional facilities with an average total population of more than 1,200 inmates.
“In an opioid overdose emergency, timing is very important and the ability of our deputies to administer naloxone with the EVZIO naloxone auto-injector, even before an ambulance arrives, can save precious time and potentially save lives,” said the Honorable Michael L. Wade, Sheriff of Henrico County. “We are pleased to be the first local law enforcement agency to receive this generous donation.”
“Kaléo is committed to saving lives. By having EVZIO on hand, local law enforcement officers will be able to intervene quickly during a suspected opioid overdose,” said Spencer Williamson, CEO of kaléo. “We are proud to initiate this donation program that will make EVZIO, a potentially life-saving product, available to more people who may benefit from it.”
Applications to receive product donation will be received and processed on a rolling submission basis for a limited time. Kaléo will provide a maximum of 200 EVZIO naloxone auto-injectors (100 cartons) per local law enforcement agency, along with training materials.