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Overdose medication coming to N. Ky.

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DAYTON, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky medical team expects to receive a pharmaceutical in the coming weeks that can be prescribed to treat opiate overdoses.

Dr. Jeremy Engel told The Kentucky Enquirer that his team at St. Elizabeth Physicians of Bellevue will prescribe naloxone to "individuals at high risk."

The newspaper reports the state Office of Drug Control Policy wants to use Engel's team to create a model to distribute naloxone in the rest of the state.

The medication was limited to medical professionals before lawmakers approved a measure earlier this year allowing it to be given in prescription form.

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