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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Drug-Overdose Antidote is Put in Addicts' Hands

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin.

His mother ran outside, frantically assembling a pen-like canister. Her heart pounding, she dropped to her knees and used the device to deliver two squirts up her son's nostrils.

Within minutes, his eyes opened, color returned to his face, and he sat up _ brought back from a potentially lethal overdose by a drug commonly known by its old brand name, Narcan.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's an OLD drug...been around a long time. It's also not without it's own side effects. It can mimic a narcotic & it can cause seizures just for starters.