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Ohio Bill Increases Access To Overdose Antidote

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Members of the Ohio House plan to vote this week on a bill to provide a drug overdose antidote to friends or family members of addicts with no threat of prosecution.
1:53PM
February
19, 2014

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill to provide a drug overdose antidote to friends or family members of addicts without the risk of prosecution.

Mom Wants Overdose Reversal Drug Available To Families of Addicts

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Columbus Fire medics have administer Narcan about 5 times a day. It can reverse a heroin or prescription opioid overdose in minutes.
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February
17, 2014

The number of people dying from heroin overdoses in Ohio has increased exponentially. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow an addict’s family or friends to give a drug that can halt an overdose. Some medical experts worry expanding the drug’s availability could cause other problems.