A bill to create a program to make naloxone more readily available to persons trained to identify overdose symptoms and administer the medication, SB 610/HB 890, has been introduced in the General Assembly by Sen. Katherine Klausmeier and Del. Eric Bromwell. It deserves the support of the medical, public health, insurance, pharmacy and law enforcement communities. A similar life-saving program for the prescription and dispensation of epinephrine to aid individuals at risk of anaphylactic shock has existed in Maryland since 1995. Naloxone is as safe as epinephrine, and its availability does not promote unsafe drug use. Its singular purpose is to restore a person's breathing, which returns the person to consciousness.