Helping heroin users: New York police to carry overdose antidote

walley1Christian Science Monitor
Alexander Walley, School of Medicine

All local and state police officers in New York are to begin carrying an antidote drug for heroin overdoses, the state’s attorney general announced Thursday. It is the latest effort to address a heroin problem blistering communities across the United States, including New York’s urban juggernauts and tidy hamlets alike…

Expert quote:

“It’s a big acknowledgment that community bystanders are a big solution to this problem.”

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