U.S. Surgeon General Wants Citizens To Carry Opioid Antidote


The U.S. Surgeon General is urging more Americans to carry a drug on them that would reverse the effect of opioids in the case of an overdose.  

Dr. Jerome Adams issued an advisory on Thursday that urges more Americans to carry the antidote to the overdose, called naloxone.  

Adams said firefighters, EMTs and police officers carry naloxone, but believes that, as a whole, we would be able to save so many more lives if we empower citizens and families to carry naloxone.  

Someone dies of an opioid overdose every 12-and-a-half minutes in the U.S.


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