HVP – Auto-injector program helps save 126, firm says
Kaléo, a Richmond-based pharmaceutical company, said Monday its Evzio auto-injector device that has been available free to nonprofit law enforcement and other organizations has been administered to help save more than 100 lives since the inception of its charitable program.
Evzio is a naloxone product approved for immediate administration in emergency opioid overdoses. The company said that Evzio injectors have helped save at least 126 lives between Oct. 1 and Aug. 28, based on the company’s searches of retrospective literature and reports from grantees. The actual number of lives saved, the company said, may be higher as there are no mandatory reporting requirements as part of the Kaléo Cares program.
The Kaléo Cares donation program is intended for certain qualifying nonprofit organizations and first-responder agencies demonstrating a need. Since Oct. 1, Evzio injectors have been donated to 138 first responders or nonprofit groups.
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