Hennepin County Sheriff Gets Replacement Naloxone DispensersA Minnesota sheriff's office says it has received working replacements for a device that dispenses a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
Naloxone Training Lauded As Key To Preventing Heroin DeathsFor many people dealing with loved ones and their heroin addiction, the news of nine heroin overdoses over the weekend is mind-blowing.
Eden Prairie Police: 2 Die From Heroin Overdose, 1 Saved Due To NaloxoneEden Prairie police say two people are dead after overdosing on heroin in the past month. Meanwhile, police say another person who overdosed was saved by a heroin antidote.
Monday Marks International Overdose Awareness DayA vigil is planned on Monday evening to remember those who have died of overdose, and to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Lexi Reed Holtum’s fiance shared her story with WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar, the host of News and Views Sunday program.
First Responders To Begin Using Overdose Reversal DrugNext month, all first responders will have a new tool in the fight against heroin. Law enforcement and firefighters will now be able to treat heroin overdoses with a drug called Narcan.
Minn. Senate Passes Heroin Antidote BillThe state Senate passed a bill Tuesday allowing first responders to administer a heroin antidote, called Narcan, in the case of an overdose, and immunity for people who call 911.
‘Steve’s Law’ Seeks To Fight Heroin EpidemicA woman who lost her fiancé to a heroin overdose says Minnesota lawmakers can do something about a growing epidemic that will save lives. On Saturday night, the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation hosted an event at Tuttles in Hopkins to raise awareness about drug addiction. Rummler died three years ago after a heroin overdose. He battled a prescription drug addiction for years following a back injury.