- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State Police is supporting a Justice Department program to provide a one-stop clearinghouse so law enforcement agencies can learn about the drug Naloxone, which can reverse overdoses from heroin and other opiate drugs.

The Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit provides information about the drug known for effectively restoring breathing to a victim in the midst of an overdose.

The program was announced Monday during a meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Florida. State Police say Vermonters helped guide its development.

Vermont State Police Col. Tom L’Esperance says the availability of Naloxone can help law enforcement officers save lives.

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