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Carry Opioid Antidote Naloxone – US Surgeon General Tells Americans | The Precision

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The United States surgeon general, Jerome Adams issued an advisory Thursday recommending that more Americans carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug, naloxone. 
The drug, commonly known as Narcan, can very quickly
restore normal breathing in someone suspected of overdosing on opioids,
including heroin and prescription pain medications.

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Dr. Adams emphasized that “knowing how to use
naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life.” To make his
point, Adams relied on a rarely used tool: the surgeon general’s
advisory. The last such advisory was issued more than a decade ago and
focused on drinking during pregnancy. (CNN)

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