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Christie to Announce Heroin 'Antidote' Pilot in Brick Wednesday

Christie to announce Narcan initiaitve

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Gov. Chris Christie will participate in a roundtable discussion on Narcan, a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiate drug overdose, in Brick on Wednesday.

The discussion will take place at the Herbertsville fire house and be followed by an announcement by the governor on a new initiative involving the medication.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato has led the charge to equip emergency responders with the medication so they can administer it to overdose victims. Members of nearly all of Ocean County's police departments recently trained with the drug, which is inhaled by an overdose victim and temporarily restores the ability to breathe.

Christie's appearance in Brick is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. with the announcement coming at 3:25 p.m.
Grumpy Old Man April 02, 2014 at 02:07 PM
Great for the "Addicts"...No Fear-Narcans Here..!!
Halpha2 April 02, 2014 at 02:14 PM
Its like giving someone who plays Russian roulette an extra bullet.
Colleen Wright April 02, 2014 at 08:15 PM
so so uneducated ....so so sad with your comments...thats all i have to say....God Bless....
FIMF the ll April 02, 2014 at 08:36 PM
May God bless you too @Coleen- forgive them, for they know not what they speak

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