Heroin Overdose

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

NYPD Officers To Carry Heroin Overdose Antidotes

Thousands of New York City police officers should soon be carrying emergency antidotes to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses.

05/27/2014

FILE PHOTO: MTA police inside Grand Central Terminal

MTA Police To Be Armed With Heroin Overdose Antidote Under NY AG’s Effort

It’s expected the more than 650 MTA officers on the job across 5,000 square miles and 14 counties in New York and Connecticut will carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan.

05/13/2014

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

Police In 2 NJ Counties Being Trained In Use Of Heroin Anti-Overdose Drug As Part Of Pilot Program

Police in all 32 Ocean County municipalities are now being trained to administer nasal shots of Narcan. Gov. Chris Christie announced a pilot program Wednesday.

04/02/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat ‘Exploding’ Heroin Crisis

Connecticut’s U.S. senators have outlined steps to combat the growing number of fatalities from heroin in the state and nationwide.

03/18/2014

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

Ocean County Police Departments To Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote

Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, gives emergency responders time to revive victims, even those who have stopped breathing. The antidote can be used with any drug with opioids, including prescription painkillers.

12/04/2013

A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Suffolk County Police Officers Save Man From Heroin Overdose

Four Suffolk County police officers saved a man who had suffered a heroin overdose in Fort Salonga Saturday morning.

03/16/2013