Senator Pushes To Equip More Police With Opiate AntidoteA state lawmaker whose daughter died of a heroin overdose wants to expand access to a lifesaving antidote. Naloxone hydrochloride can counteract an opiate overdose if it's administered soon enough. It's also called Narcan.
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.
Heroin-Related Deaths In Metro On The Rise, Users Getting YoungerIt’s a troubling trend and a warning for parents: There was a record number of deaths connected to heroin overdose in Hennepin County last year. Fifty-four people died in 2013, that's up substantially from eight deaths in 2010, the year law enforcement notice an upward trend in overdoses.
Senator, County Sheriff Calling For Officers To Carry Heroin Antidote There's a drug that works as an antidote to save someone overdosing from heroin. Now a Minnesota state senator who lost her own daughter that way wants all law enforcement officers to carry it.