David Braithwaite signs a document to get free naloxone from Hayley Eager on Thursday, when Pennsylvania gave away naloxone at almost 80 places across the state. Brett Sholtis/WITF hide caption
David Braithwaite was standing next to his pickup truck Thursday in a parking lot outside the Cumberland County health center in Carlisle, Pa.
He’s a chaplain for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. His hat even says it.
Braithwaite said he and another chaplain minister to truck drivers, homeless people and anyone else who needs help at the truck stop seven days a week.
Braithwaite was one of a half-dozen people who got to the health center before it opened. On Thursday, the state gave away the opioid reversal drug naloxone at nearly 80 places across Pennsylvania.
The state made the medication available to anyone free of charge — no questions asked. It is part of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s effort to address the opioid crisis.
Pennsylvania Is Giving Out Free Naloxone To Combat Drug Overdoses
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