State Health Makes Narcan Kits Accessible To First Responders (WJZ)
Monday Sep 3rd, 2018
Baltimore’s health commissioner recently released a figure stating that last year in Baltimore City, 761 people died from an overdose. The fire department is working to step up with a way to save lives for people who don’t want to go to the hospital.
On average, two people die per day of overdoses in Baltimore. Nationally, 200 people a day are dying.
Much of the rise is attributed to the synthetic drug fentanyl, mixed with heroin.
Starting this weekend, Baltimore has a new tool to lower the death count, the opioid blocker, Narcan.