In February, Aptar and Adapt Pharma donated 5,000 doses of NARCAN® Nasal Spray to various organizations across the Midwest to help combat the opioid crisis that continues to surge across the country. Recipients of that donation included the State of Illinois Department of Health, the Chicago Recovery Alliance and the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition.
With Aptar’s easy-to-use nasal spray system, anyone can administer a concentrated 4 mg dose of naloxone without any required assembly or specialized medical training.
The Chicago Recovery Alliance, led by founder and longtime Chicagoan Dan Bigg, spearheaded naloxone distribution in the U.S.
Bigg’s harm reduction program included raising awareness of naloxone and informing the public about what to do if they became aware of a potential overdose situation.
Last month, Bigg passed away unexpectedly. Aptar would like to honor Bigg’s legacy, by donating 600 additional doses of NARCAN® Nasal Spray to the Chicago Recovery Alliance, in hopes of helping the organization continue the outstanding work he started.