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Pennsylvania Troopers Successfully Administer Naloxone to Unresponsive Man

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    A woman holds up a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan -- a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses.

    For the first time since carrying the anti-overdose drug Naloxone, Pennsylvania State Troopers administrated it to an unresponsive male, likely saving his life.

    Troopers from the Troop B, Uniontown Station, successfully administered the anti-overdose drug to an unresponsive male on June 12.

    Troopers found the male lying on a lawn, breathing shallowly and he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, investigators said.

    "Troopers administered the anti-overdose drug Naloxone on scene prior to EMS arrival and the subject immediately became conscious and communicative," said Captain Harry B. Keffer, the commanding officer for Troop B.

    The male was transported to Uniontown Hospital by EMS for treatment.

    Naloxone, also known by brand names “Narcan” or “Evzio,” is a prescription medicine that rapidly reverses heroin and other opioid overdoses.

    In April of this year, Governor Tom Wolf announced that State Troopers would begin carrying the life-saving opioid overdose reversal antidote. This is the first time Naloxone was administered by the State Police since it was distributed.