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Opioid overdose drug hailed for life-saving successes in south suburbs last year

Wider access by police in the south and southwest suburbs to naloxone, which can revive someone suffering from an overdose of heroin or other opioids, resulted last year in 123 life-saving successes, officials said Monday at a news conference in Orland Park .

A program administered by Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, R- Palos Park , and the Orland Fire Protection District has trained and equipped police in 53 departments, including many in the Southland with naloxone, and comes two years after a state law took effect requiring all police to carry it…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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