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Wisconsin launches vending machines to reduce overdoses

If you go to a vending machine, its usually to get snacks or a drink. But these days you can get life-saving supplies like Narcan at public places like health centers, libraries and even a police department in a Milwaukee suburb.

Enter the Greenfield, Wisconsin, Police Department, and just a few steps to the right in the foyer is a vending machine.

“Right now we have Narcan, we have Deterra bags,” says Lindsay Fuss who is the public health specialist in Greenfield. “Deterra bags are a type of harm reduction, where you can put pills, patches or liquids in there, you mix it with water and it deactivates those medications.”