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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Continuing to respond to what officials around the country are calling a "growing epidemic" of heroin abuse in the US, New York City law enforcement officials announced Tuesday that city cops would begin to carry antidote kits for those who overdose on the opiate-based drug. Police officers will be equipped and trained to use a nasally administered "naloxone kit" -- the spray version of a drug antidote that revives those who may have taken a fatal dose of heroin or a similar opiate. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the new program "an essential part of our effort to combat the spike in heroin overdoses that is plaguing communities and families here in New York City and across the state."

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Well this is nice of cops.

Of course they should have legal protection if they do it wrong.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-27 06:25 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

The problem is getting someone that's not breathing to inhale the nasal spray.

#2 | Posted by morris at 2014-05-27 07:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

Of course they should have legal protection

They have legal protection from everything.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-27 07:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

The problem is getting someone that's not breathing to inhale the nasal spray.

#2 | Posted by morris

Shoot them in the chest and then squirt it in the hole.

Win-win.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-05-27 08:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

It's nice to know the war on drugs is working so well.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2014-05-27 10:26 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Press Release ..Rhode Island State Police
Trooper Administers Naloxone (Narcan) to Overdose Victim Trooper James D'Angelo, was assisting a Hopkinton Police Officer when they discovered a passenger in the vehicle unconscious and unresponsive.
The passenger, had a faint pulse and displayed sporadic labored breathing.. At this time, Trooper D'Angelo administered a dose of Naloxone (Narcan) Members of the State Police were trained in the use of and issued Naloxone (Narcan) last month for the purpose of reducing the number of overdose deaths in the State of Rhode Island.
Rescue personnel believe that the Naloxone (Narcan) administered by Trooper D'Angelo stabilized the subject's breathing and most likely kept him from going into full respiratory failure.
Doctor Michael D. Fine, Director of The Rhode Island Department of Health was quoted as saying, "When you save a life you save the world. The Department's thanks --and the thanks of all Rhode Islanders-- goes to the Trooper with the courage to administer Narcan, and to Col. O'Donnell for his leadership in paving the way for this to happen."

#6 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-27 11:10 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

And here in Maine, Gov LePage [TP-Crazy] keeps vetoing bills to make drug widely available.

#7 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-05-28 08:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

New York City Cops Must Carry Heroin Antidote

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For whom?

#8 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-05-28 05:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Funny, (not Nelson ha ha funny) growing up it was pot..now heroin...and it's rampant...I don't get it, but it's invading suburbia

#9 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-05-28 08:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

Next thing you know they'll have to carry tampons.

#10 | Posted by KJinAZ at 2014-05-29 12:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

"The problem is getting someone that's not breathing to inhale the nasal spray."

if it's delivered via a nasal spray, then it ought to be bioavailable via absorption via mucous membranes, so it shouldn't matter if the person can inhale or not.

the more rapid form of delivery would be an intramuscular or subcutaneous injection, but those are probably reserved for EMTs.

#11 | Posted by Zarathustra at 2014-05-29 01:10 AM | Reply | Flag:

"It sounds better than an injection of adrenaline directly into my heart"

Mia Wallace

#12 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-29 01:26 AM | Reply | Flag:

"I'm Winston Wolf. I solve problems."

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-05-29 02:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

"I'm half an hour away. I'll be there in ten minutes"

#14 | Posted by Zarathustra at 2014-05-29 02:37 AM | Reply | Flag:

" Coke is ------- dead as... dead. Heroin, it's coming back in a big ------- way."

#15 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-29 02:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

Thank you Afghani war for the increase in opium in America.

I guess it will pay for itself one way or another.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-05-29 02:47 AM | Reply | Flag:

very good idea

#17 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-05-29 03:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

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