Cincinnati harm reduction machine reverses 960 opioid overdoses


A self-service vending machine filled with harm reduction supplies helped reduce Hamilton County, Ohio's opioid overdose deaths in 2021, according to research published by the Journal of American Pharmacists Association.

Harm reduction supplies included naloxone, a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, in addition to bandages, tourniquets, sterile syringes and fentanyl test strips, according to a UC News report on the study.