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Should The Public Be Treating Opioid Overdoses?

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has launched a campaign, which encourages people to carry and learn how to use Naloxone – a drug that can quickly reverse the effects of an overdose. The hope is that enlisting the public's help will drive down the number of opioid related deaths.

At the same time, the City of Cambridge is weighing an idea to give the greater public access to naloxone by placing it in lockboxes around the city.

Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, president and CEO of Victory programs Jonathan Scott and Jared Owen, a communications coordinator for the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery joined Adam Reilly to discuss.

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