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'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...back quickly after given naloxone, or Narcan. It works by blocking the brain receptors...states and the District of Columbia allow Narcan to be distributed to the public, and...user's friends or relatives to administer Narcan, on condition that they call 911.Romanello...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-09/were-all-paying-heroin-spreads-mise
Hospitals struggle with shortages of key drugs

...some anesthetics, the antibiotic vancomycin, the powerful painkiller fentanyl and a drug for reversing morphine overdoses, Narcan; rationed tetanus shots to the most vulnerable patients for months; and scrambled through shortages across whole classes of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/16/tec_364444.shtml
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Tetanus shot shortage causes rationing

...and other surgeries after Wyeth abruptly quit making it, too. Also in short supply is the powerful painkiller fentanyl, and Narcan, used to reverse morphine overdoses. "We call and beg and plead" for doses, said Carla Gill, associate director of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/21/tec_308198.shtml
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