New York Approves Use Of Heroin-Overdose Antidote At SchoolsAs part of the new state budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature approved the use of the medicine, also known as naloxone, that reverses the effects of an overdose.
Wyckoff Police Save Man Overdosing On HeroinWyckoff police used Narcan to revive a person overdosing on heroin earlier this week. It was the 11th save in Bergen County so far this year.
NJ Police Officer Recently Trained How To Use Narcan Saves 2 Overdose Victims In 5 DaysAuthorities say a central New Jersey police officer who recently learned how to use a drug that can help reverse heroin overdoses used it to save two lives in less than a week,
Suffolk County Unveils More Initiatives To Fight Heroin, Opiate CrisisSuffolk will roll out a program that targets users in the Suffolk County Drug Court system, the probation system, users who are saved by Narcan and those in county jails
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Warns Of Deadly Drug FentanylAl Della Fave said the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office sees fentanyl rear its ugly head every once in a while as dealers cut it in with heroin.
Long Island Community Honors First Responders For Saving Heroin Overdose VictimsOn Monday, a Long Island community honored first responders for the lives that they helped save by using a drug that brings overdosing addicts back to life.
Fairfield Cops, Firefighters Undergo Training To Carry Heroin Antidote Police and firefighters in Fairfield are set to undergo training that will enable them to carry an antidote that reverses the effects of heroin and other opiates.
New Jersey Allows Cops In All Counties To Carry Heroin Antidote NarcanGov. Chris Christie held a news conference Tuesday at a Trenton drug treatment center to announce the statewide expansion of a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer Narcan.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Bill Allowing Good Samaritans To Use Heroin-Overdose AntidoteMalloy's signature extends the state's Good Samaritan law to first responders and providers of the life-saving drug.
New York To Add 100 Investigators To Narcotics Unit To Combat Heroin EpidemicNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is adding 100 investigators to the state police narcotics unit to combat the rise of heroin use. The additional 100 members would double the size of the Narcotics Enforcement Team.
NY Lawmakers Unveil 25 Bills To Curb Heroin UseNew York schools could be equipped with an opioid antidote and patients taking certain pain medications would be limited to a 10-day supply under new legislation proposed Wednesday to fight the rise of heroin and bolster treatment of addicts.
MTA Police To Be Armed With Heroin Overdose Antidote Under NY AG's EffortIt'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.
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