On the Beat in Bluffton

Friday, November 20, 2015

N-B Links: Need for Narcan is on the rise

In the throes of an opiate overdose, medics can administer a fast-acting drug that counteracts the effects, at times stopping death.
Naloxone, commonly called by its trademarked name of Narcan, has been around for decades – but local emergency personnel are administering it more now than perhaps ever before.
“It’s a wonderful drug if you’re trained to use it,” said Wells County EMS Director Rick Piepenbrink.

Learn more in the Saturday, Nov. 21, News-Banner.

To learn more about naloxone (Narcan), click here.

To watch an animated video of how the drug works in the nasal passage, click here.

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