The Delaware state Senate has approved a measure that would allow the greater access to the drug Naloxone that is used to save the lives of heroin addicts who could die from an overdose.
The state Department of Health and Social Services has a plan to teach people on how to safely administer the drug and allows them to get the drug with a prescription.
Critics counter that making Naloxone more available ignores getting heroin users the help they need with their additions.
At least six Delawareans have recently died from a heroin overdose.
The measure now goes to the state House of Representatives.