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St. Louis Alderwoman To Introduce “Overdose Prevention” Bill

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St. Louis Alderwoman To Introduce “Overdose Prevention” Bill

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  There’s a new initiative aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths. St. Louis Alderwoman Cara Spencer is scheduled to introduce legislation during Friday’s Board Of Aldermen meeting that would allow someone to call for help during a medical emergency without fear of being prosecuted for the drugs that are present at the […]

St. Louis Alderwoman To Introduce “Overdose Prevention” Bill

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  There’s a new initiative aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths.

St. Louis Alderwoman Cara Spencer is scheduled to introduce legislation during Friday’s Board Of Aldermen meeting that would allow someone to call for help during a medical emergency without fear of being prosecuted for the drugs that are present at the time of the call.  The measure is called the “Overdose Prevention Ordinance.”

In 2015, 117 people died in the city of St. Louis  from accidental drug overdoses.

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