LANSING, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched an

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Gov. Rick Snyder has authorized the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue a standing order pre-authorizing pharmacists to distribute the overdose reversal drug naloxone to eligible individuals. 

Snyder's office said Thursday that pharmacies that obtain the standing order will be able to dispense naloxone to those at risk of an opioid-related overdose and to family members, friends, or others who might be able to help such individuals.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Bills advancing in the Michigan Legislature would let school districts stock a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. 

The legislation won unanimous approval in the Senate last week. The House could consider the measures after the November election.

Naloxone is used to save people from drug overdoses.

If a district decided to obtain naloxone, it would have to train at least two employees to administer the drug.