Ocean County police to carry heroin antidote

TOMS RIVER, N.J. - December 4, 2013

Narcan can be used with any drug with opioids and gives emergency responders time to revive victims.

The Asbury Park Press reports Emergency Training and Consulting medical director Dr. Kenneth Lavelle told police chiefs on Tuesday the nasal inhalant form of the drug costs about $25 and it should take about 90 days to train all officers.

Lavelle says officers would administer it just like a nasal spray.

There have been 102 deaths associated with drug overdoses in the county this year.


Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com

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