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A nasal spray version of Narcan — the overdose-reversing drug also known as naloxone, for which an injectable version is shown — will be provided for free to law enforcement and campus security officers at nine University of Wisconsin campuses, including UW-Madison.

PETER THOMSON -- LA CROSSE TRIBUNE

Law enforcement and campus security officers at 10 University of Wisconsin campuses will get the overdose-reversing drug Narcan for free through a partnership with manufacturer Adapt Pharma.

The program, to be announced Wednesday by state Attorney General Brad Schimel, will offer a nasal spray version of Narcan, also known as naloxone, to UW-Madison, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout and UW-Superior.

“This new partnership will allow college campuses to have this potentially life-saving medication at the ready,” Schimel said in a statement.

“The UW System has been actively working with recovery stakeholders in Wisconsin to demonstrate our shared commitment in the fight against opioid use, and this is an important tool for our officers,” UW System President Ray Cross said in a statement.

Adapt Pharma’s Narcan Nasal Spray for Schools program uses a nasal spray approved for the emergency treatment of prescription opioid, fentanyl and heroin-related overdoses.

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David Wahlberg is the health and medicine reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.