California Residents Offered Training Class for Opioid, Heroin Overdose Antidote
California and a handful of other states are working to make naloxone -- a medication that reverses the effects of opioid or heroin overdoses -- available to the public. The effort includes a training class in which California residents are taught how to recognize signs of a life-threatening overdose. At the end of the class participants can leave with two vials of the drug.
- "CA, Handful States Help Get Heroin Antidote Into Hands of Regular Folks" (Burnette/Thompson, AP/KRON 4 News, 5/17).