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New Canaan Paramedics Have Used Narcan Eight Times In Two Years

In past two year, New Canaan first responders have used Narcan, an antidote to an opioid overdose, eight times.
In past two year, New Canaan first responders have used Narcan, an antidote to an opioid overdose, eight times. Photo Credit: Mahwah Municipal Alliance Facebook

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- A drug used to counteract opioid overdose, Narcan has been used a total of eight times by paramedics in New Canaan over the past two years, according to the New Canaan Advertiser.

Of those eight, five were successful in reversing an opioid overdoes, the other three were found not be opioid-based overdoses, Norwalk Hospital EMS Coordinator James Brubaker told the Advertiser .

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a life-saving antidote to an opioid overdose such as heroin, morphine, oxycodone and methadone. It is a short-acting medication which revives an overdose victim within a minute, allowing first responders time to get the victim to a hospital,, added the New Canaan Advertiser.

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