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The cost of naloxone, also known by the brand names Narcan and Evzio, can vary.
Fentanyl is so powerful that emergency responders have often had to use multiple doses of naloxone to revive people who overdosed on it.
Gahler said another encouraging sign in Harford’s battle against opioid abuse is recent statistics on the use of naloxone, which is administered to someone overdosing to counter the effects of an opioid overdose.
Greg Hayes, a member of the volunteer ambulance company in Canton, described the symptoms of a drug overdose and explained how to administer naloxone.
At least 45 states and the District of Columbia allow naloxone -- the generic name for Narcan -- to be obtained without a prescription.
Cities enduring the deaths, disease, crime and cost of drug epidemics have taken the lead in handing out free needles and distributing the overdose antidote naloxone - sometimes after legal battles.
To prevent these deaths, there needs to be improved access to naloxone (Narcan), the lifesaving overdose-reversing medication, said Dr. Sandeep Kapoor.
Emergency department data can serve as early-warning systems to flag changes in overdoses and respond to them such as by increasing supplies of the overdose-reversal drug naloxone, the study concluded.
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First Known Use: 1964See Words from the same year
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