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Naloxone can be used to reverse an opioid overdose.
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The Surgeon General Wants Us All To Carry Narcan, But It Can Be Hard To Get

Earlier this month, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory. More Americans he said, should know how to use naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, and carry it with them in case they encounter someone who has overdosed on heroin or other opioids. But actually getting a hold of naloxone can be difficult. Many pharmacies and local health departments don’t stock it, and not everyone can afford it.

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