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Opioid Response Team Putting Life-Saving Medicine In Hands Of Law Enforcement


Last updated 5/4/2020 at 2:04pm

When it comes to addressing the opioid crisis, teamwork and cross-sector collaboration are required for achieving results, according to a press release from Transylvania Public Health.

The Transylvania Opioid Response Team, a subcommittee of the C.A.R.E. Coalition, has worked among several departments and regional organizations to put life-saving medication in the hands of law enforcement.

Opiates – which include medications prescribed for pain, medication-assisted treatment and illicit drugs like heroin – slow down and can stop a person’s breathing.

Naloxone is a medication t...

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