- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say they’ve resuscitated and likely saved the lives of four people in the past few weeks by administering a heroin overdose antidote.

The police department began equipping officers with naloxone (nuh-LOX’-ohn) on Sept. 10, training about 90 officers how to administer it.

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1sQUPUb ) reports naloxone has been put to use multiple times, once just a few hours after an officer was trained to use it.

Reports said that on Sept. 24, police responded to a drug overdose reported by neighbors and administered naloxone to a 24-year-old woman who was turning blue and barely breathing in a bathroom. She immediately began breathing normally and color returned to her skin.

Other Ohio police departments also are equipping officers with the antidote.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com

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