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Narcan Saves 6 in Ocean County

Six lives have been saved by police in Ocean County since they began using a heroin overdose antidote this month.

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Official: Narcan Working to Save Overdose Victims

As part of a pilot program, authorities in Ocean County are carrying and using the drug Narcan to treat heroin overdoses and the effort is paying off.

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A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that opiates latch onto and helping the body "remember" to take in air. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. An overdose of opiates essentially makes the body forget to breathe. Naloxone works by blocking the brain receptors that opiates latch onto and helping the body "remember" to take in air. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Heroin OD Antidote Gains Momentum

As deaths from heroin and powerful painkillers skyrocket nationwide, governments and clinics in New Jersey and elsewhere are working to put a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose into the hands of more paramedics, police officers and the people advocates say are the most critical group - people who abuse drugs, and their friends and families.

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Gov. Chris Christie (c.) meets with officials in Monmouth County (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gov Supports Narcan, Says War on Drugs Failed [AUDIO]

To fight the state's surging heroin epidemic, Gov. Chris Christie stresses the need for treatment, not just arrests.

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NJ Police Can Administer Anti-Overdose Drug

Some police officers in New Jersey are now permitted to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.

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Christie Approves EMTs Giving Overdose Treatment

Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations.

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Drug to Counter Heroin Overdose Available to Public [AUDIO]

A drug that can reverse a heroin overdose is closer to being in the hands of Ocean County police officers, but law enforcement won't be the only ones with access to it.

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Who Should Carry Heroin Antidote?

Governments and clinics nationwide are striving to put a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose in the hands of more paramedics, police officers, even everyday Americans.

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