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Maryland can prevent overdose deaths
With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription opioid medications. Emergency medical technicians administer naloxone when they respond to an overdose emergency.
By Ellen Weber, Andrea Gielen and G. Caleb Alexander
February 25, 2013