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March 22, 2014
NJ Gov. allows EMTs to provide heroin antidote
TRENTON, N.J. — Emergency medical technicians will be able to administer life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, which has become a growing problem in New Jersey, the Christie administration announced today.
Any of the 28,000 certified EMTs in the state who want to be able to use the drug, Narcan, must complete a training course first, under the terms of a waiver Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd signed on Thursday.