Number of overdose victims receiving naloxone by Louisville first responders more than tripled in 2016

First responders in Louisville administered naloxone to well over 3,000 individuals suspected of overdosing on opioids in 2016 — a 260 percent increase from the previous year highlighting that the city’s heroin epidemic shows little sign of slowing down. Metro Emergency Medical Services personnel administered naloxone — the drug that revives those overdosing on opioids […]

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