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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

States help get heroin antidote into hands of regular folks

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States help get heroin antidote into hands of regular folks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Narcan is not just for police and first responders anymore. New York and a handful of other states are helping to make the life-saving heroin antidote available to regular folks, hoping to increase the odds it will be there when needed in an emergency. State health officials say New York has […]

States help get heroin antidote into hands of regular folks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Narcan is not just for police and first responders anymore.

New York and a handful of other states are helping to make the life-saving heroin antidote available to regular folks, hoping to increase the odds it will be there when needed in an emergency.

State health officials say New York has trained 10,000 laypeople in the last six months alone, sending them home with a rescue kit containing Narcan and a nasal atomizer used to spray it in an overdose victim’s nose.

The training was helped by a law change last year that allowed prescribers to issue general, rather than patient-specific, prescriptions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says California, Illinois, New Mexico and Washington have similarly changed regulations.

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