NYPD to Carry Heroin Antidote


nypd1In response to a spike in heroin overdoses, New York City police officers will start carrying antidotes to save people who overdose.

The New York Attorney General’s Office has given the New York Police Department $1.17 million from civil and criminal forfeiture cases to outfit officers with 19,500 kits, which include two syringes and two inhalers of naloxone.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has called the drug “stunningly effective.” Between 2010 and 2012, heroin deaths increased 84 percent, following a four-year decline. The amount of heroin seized in New York City this year has already surpassed any year going back to 1991. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Naxolone is highly effective towards people who have used heroin, kol hakavod. It saved very many lives in Europe.
    One warning. If a non-MD uses it with a person who might not need (but who has used heroin) no big deal – although the user may be angry about their “ruined trip”. But if a non-MD uses it with someone who hasnt taken heroin (although being so altered it looks like it) naxolone/narcan may be very dangerous to human health.
    I am in favour of drug legalization. Get “light” drugs available at the tobacco shop – heavily taxated, as they are less healthy than cigarettes. And let citizens request heavy drug users to get prescription from doctors. Why do people have to wait for hours in a line for chemo, and instead heroin is straightforward?