Heroin Response

St. Louis County police chief wants to carry heroin antidote in cars

30 October 2013

By Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Usually, police pursue other people. But in Quincy, Mass., about three weeks ago, an officer looked in his mirror to see a driver flashing his lights and honking his horn, trying to stop the patrol car.

The motorist — with an unconscious man sprawled in his back seat — knew that police there carry naloxone, a fast-acting antidote for overdoses on opiates, such as heroin. Detective Lt. Patrick Glynn said the officer administered a dose from a nasal sprayer, and the victim recovered in about 60 seconds.

Read the full article at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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