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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

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

Connecticut Lawmakers To Consider Expanding Access To Heroin-Overdose Antidote

State Rep. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, is pushing for a law that would allow all first responders to carry naloxone — commonly known as Narcan — a drug that reverses the results of an accidental heroin overdose.

03/11/2014

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

A Suffolk County police officer demonstrates the administration of Narcan (credit: Josh Hagermann)

Narcan Nasal Spray Saves Dozens From Overdoses In Suffolk County

51 lives have been saved in the past six months in Suffolk County because police officers who have also been trained as EMTs have used the nasal spray Narcan to revive men and women who overdosed on drugs.

02/27/2013

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

Suffolk Cop Uses Nasal Spray To Save L.I. Man Who Overdosed On Heroin

The Suffolk County Police Department recently joined the New York State Department of Health’s pilot program involving the deployment of the intranasal anti-narcotic medication Narcan.

08/01/2012