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Heroin Antidote Program

While the deaths due to heroin and various other opiate drugs are on the rise all over New York, the state officials are making plans to provide the police with an antidote that reverses the effects of any kind of overdose.

Heroin Antidote Program

On Thursday, at the Community Overdose Prevention program, Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general made an announcement that it will allow each local as well as state law enforcement officer to carry naloxone.

They are reported to be provided with kits that contain two syringes filled with naloxone whose commercial name is Narcan, along with sterile gloves, two drug inhalers and a a manual on using all of this. The kit is reasonably priced at $60, and the shelf life of these kits is 2 years.

Schneiderman added – “Putting this powerful antidote in the hands of every law-enforcement agent in the state will save countless lives.”

There is a report created by the federal Department of Justice that overdose of heroin has increased the rate of death by 45% from 2006 to 2010. The cases of overdose of heroin have risen by a whopping 84% between the years 2010 and 2012 right after 4 consecutive years of decline, as reported by the New York City Department of Health.

The Director of the state Drug Policy Alliance, Gabriel Sayegh applauded the program and commented – “it’s a huge step in the right direction.”

Heroin happens to be the greatest looming threat amongst the higher up communities and is continuing to become the main drug in the area of greater Albany, as per reports by New York High Intensity Drug Trafficking in the year 2009.

Gabriel further added – “I would hope that it sparks even more action on the part of the state,” making a reference to the bill presented at the state Legislature which can actually assist in the expansion of naloxone access.

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