Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner/Director of Public Safety, announces that Troopers will now be carrying Narcan.
According to Medicinenet.com Narcan is medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Michael Fine, M.D., Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health explained to member of the RI media Friday that Troopers will be carrying Narcan in response to the epidemic of drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island this year. Narcan counteracts the effects of opioid overdoses.
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