click to enlarge Photo by Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media Schools could soon stock up on naloxone – an antidote for people who overdose on opioids, such as heroin – under a proposal unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-North Miami Beach, said he decided to sponsor the proposal to allow school officials to purchase and administer the life-saving drug after learning the police force serving the Miami-Dade school district did not carry naloxone.

“While stats and numbers are hard to come by, we know that we are in the double digits (of potential overdoses) in Miami-Dade County alone,” Pizzo said.

Under the bill, schools would be allowed to enter into an agreement with a wholesale distributor or manufacturer to

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