HVP – kaléo to Donate 50,000 EVZIO® (naloxone HCl injection) Auto-Injectors in Honor of the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally
Richmond, Va. (September 29, 2015) – Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that 50,000 EVZIO® (naloxone HCl injection) Auto-Injectors will be donated through the kaléo Cares Product Donation Program to local public health departments determined to be in greatest need across the United States. The donation, also announced today on The Dr. Oz Show, is made in honor of the UNITE to Face Addiction rally taking place October 4 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
“In the midst of a public health emergency surrounding addiction it is time for all of us to have improved resources. We are proud to be part of what we believe to be the largest donation of naloxone in history,” said Greg Williams, Co-Founder of Facing Addiction, the national non-profit group organizing the UNITE to Face Addiction rally. “It is time for all of us to collectively face addiction and this donation from kaléo will help save so many lives.”
EVZIO is the only naloxone product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for immediate administration as emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose in settings where opioids may be present, such as in a home where most opioid emergencies occur.
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