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Reversing Opioid Overdose Save Lives, Not Cure-All

With his ambulance sirens blaring, Edmund Hassan speeds to a home in South Boston after getting a call that someone there is unconscious. He's deputy superintendent of Boston Emergency Medical Services, and he suspects an opioid overdose. These days, he says, his workers administer Narcan, the drug that reverses that kind of overdose, roughly three times in every eight-hour shift. More Info: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/07/445399564/reversing-opioid-overdoses-saves-lives-but-isnt-a-cure-all #FullNewsAudioAvailable #NPR

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