By: Kate Lena
Governor Deval Patrick stated a few months ago that we are in the middle of a public health emergency. The number of people dying from opiate overdoses is extremely high, and drastic changes need to be made to combat this epidemic. With this declaration that we are in a state of emergency, Governor Patrick mandated that all first responders carry Narcan. We have heard a lot about this opiate overdose reversal medication in the news and from our local politicians. The information and the medication itself is in the hands of the people who need it most. So just to review, take a look at this infogram, that was put out by the Boston Public Health Commission about Narcan.
Looking at this information, we see that since 2007, more than 3,200 people in Boston have been recorded as being trained on how to use Narcan. This photo…
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