June 06, 2024

Manchin Joins Bipartisan Resolution Designating June 6, 2024 As National Naloxone Awareness Day

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) joined his bipartisan colleagues in introducing a resolution to designate Thursday, June 6, 2024 as National Naloxone Awareness Day. The resolution promotes awareness of naloxone, a life-saving medication that rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

“In 2023, more than 107,000 Americans, including more than 1,400 West Virginians, lost their lives to fatal drug overdoses,” said Senator Manchin. “Naloxone is a life-saving and immeasurably valuable resource for our fight against the drug epidemic, and it is proven to be safe and effective for public use. I am proud to come together with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to raise awareness and educate our communities on understanding the signs of an overdose and how to be properly equipped with this life-saving drug.”

Senator Manchin was joined by Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Edward Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Angus King (I-ME), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV).

The full text of the resolution is available here.