New York State Heroin Antidote Program

New York State officials released plans Thursday to supply local police with Naloxone, which acts as an antidote to the effects of heroin. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman along with other officials created the five million dollar Community Overdose Prevention program and announced on Thursday that it will be funded by crime money seized during investigations. Schneiderman stated that New York will be the first to have a state- wide program and departments can get fully reimbursed for the $60 kits which include two syringes with the drug, two inhalers, sterile gloves, and an instructional manual, that will be carried by officers within each department. Officials stated that their hope for the program is to save lives in the heroin epidemic that is all too prevelent in the Hudson Valley and throughout the United States according to the New York City Department of Health deaths from heroin increased by 84 percent between 2010 and 2012.

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