Surviving An Overdose May Depend On Where You Live

Surviving An Overdose May Depend On Where You Live

One drug—known as naloxone or Narcan—may have saved thousands of people from dying of an opioid overdose. However, how available the drug is for law enforcement officers and civilians to use can depend on a patchwork of regulations and local opinions, as the Associated Press reported Monday. The AP’s report details the different approaches that two county sheriffs in Ohio take to the drug—one encourages officers to carry the drug, while the other has concerns about its efficacy as a tool in the opioid epidemic and its potential effect on his officer’s safety. Naloxone can reverse overdoses because the chemical...

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