Naloxone (copy)

Naloxone, a drug which counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose, is now in the hands of local emergency responders.

Emergency responders in Idaho Falls are now equipped with opioid overdose rescue kits that can be distributed to local residents as needed, city officials heard this week.

Each kit includes two doses of naloxone — a medicine which “rapidly reverses an opioid overdose,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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