Town Of Hempstead To Distribute Narcan Overdose Reversal Drug To Emergency RespondersThe Hempstead town supervisor has approved training and handing out Narcan overdose reversal kits to emergency responders.
North Babylon Fire Chief Recalls Being Attacked After Rescuing Man From Heroin ODThe fire chief of North Babylon, Long Island went from a savior to a victim last week, after the man he saved from a drug overdose attacked him.
Overdose-Reversal Drug Narcan Now Available Over The Counter At Duane Reade, WalgreensHundreds of Duane Reade and Walgreen Co. pharmacies will begin giving out a heroin antidote without a prescription across New York state.
Cops: LI Man On Drugs Passes Out Behind Wheel, Revived With NarcanA Long Island man under the influence of drugs was arrested after he became unconscious while behind the wheel, police said.
NYC Making Overdose-Reversal Drug Available Without PrescriptionHealth Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett announced Monday she has issued an order making naloxone, or Narcan, available at most Rite Aid pharmacies in the city and many independent drug stores for about $50.
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.