Narcan

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

Long Island Community Honors First Responders For Saving Heroin Overdose Victims

On 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.

10/20/2014

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

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.

07/12/2014

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

New Jersey Allows Cops In All Counties To Carry Heroin Antidote Narcan

Gov. 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.

06/17/2014

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

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Bill Allowing Good Samaritans To Use Heroin-Overdose Antidote

Malloy’s signature extends the state’s Good Samaritan law to first responders and providers of the life-saving drug.

06/17/2014

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

New York To Add 100 Investigators To Narcotics Unit To Combat Heroin Epidemic

New 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.

06/11/2014

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

NY Lawmakers Unveil 25 Bills To Curb Heroin Use

New 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.

05/29/2014

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

Officials watch as a Suffolk police officer demonstrates use of antidote via nasal spray (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Heroin Antidote Bill Passes NY Legislature

The bipartisan measure would allow health care professionals to provide orders for naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies.

05/07/2014

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

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