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Chris Christie Talks About Drug Overdose Treatment in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie is discussing a program that allows first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations.

Monday's discussion about Narcan comes nearly two years after the Republican signed a waiver authorizing EMTs and EMT-trained police officers to carry and administer Narcan, which counteracts the effects of heroin and other opioid drugs. It is administered through a nasal spray or injection into a muscle.

Christie will attend a Narcan training session and then participate in a roundtable discussion at Hoboken University medical Center.

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