Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Seattle Fire Department (SFD) Chief Harold Scoggins, SFD Medical Director Dr. Michael Sayre, and other leaders to announce the launch of a pilot program in Seattle that allows SFD’s paramedics to give medicine to treat acute opioid withdrawal. The medication, with a generic name of buprenorphine, is given to patients who were treated for an overdose with naloxone and then experience painful opioid withdrawal symptoms.

Speakers and attendees include:
Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle
Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, Seattle Fire Department
Dr. Michael Sayre, Medical Director, Seattle Fire Department
Director Tanya Kim, Seattle Human Services Department
Jon Ehrenfeld, Mobile Integrated Health Program Manager, Seattle Fire Department

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