Holder: Police Should Carry Heroin Antidote

Attorney General Eric Holder said first responders should carry the heroin antidote naloxone, which can restore breathing in the middle of an overdose, NBC News reported. The Justice Department says an average of 110 people in the U.S. die from drug overdoses every day — more than those killed by gunshot wounds or car crashes. Seventeen states have already increased access to naloxone, resulting in 10,000 OD reversals since 2001, the agency said.

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