County Executive Rob Astorino announces Westchester will arm first responders with Narcan to prevent effects of heroin overdose

Weschester County Executive Rob Astorino announced that the county will be arming its first responders with the drug. (5/7/14)

YONKERS - Emergency responders in Westchester will soon have more access to a life-saving drug that blocks the effects of a heroin overdose.

Today, state lawmakers passed a bill to make Narcan more readily available.

At the same time, Weschester County Executive Rob Astorino announced that the county will be arming its first responders with the drug.

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In nasal spray form, the drug works within minutes to restore breathing before a patient arrives at a hospital.

 

 

 

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