Heroin Overdose Antidote

Heroin Overdose Antidote

In this Tuesday Feb. 27, 2012 photo, Kathy Deady holds up a dose of Naloxone Hydrochloride in her Quincy, Mass., home. Naloxone is used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses. Deady twice had to use the drug on her son, who was suffering from an overdose of heroin. The drug counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. and other countries for decades. But in the past few years, public health officials across the nation have been distributing it free to addicts and their loved ones, as well as to some police and firefighters. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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February 28, 2012 07:56:10 AM
April 26, 2012 05:33:03 PM
Charles Krupa
AP
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Kathy Deady
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