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More suburban police get drug to help overdose cases

A year after a state law took effect that requires first responders to carry naloxone, which can revive someone suffering from an overdose of heroin or other opioids, officers from dozens of suburban Cook County police departments have been trained in administering the drug and supplied with it.

Naloxone counteracts the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose, which slows the heart rate and respiration, and it had already been in wide use, primarily carried by fire department paramedics, as well as police in some communities…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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