Obama Is Doubling The Distribution Of A Drug That Reverses Heroin Overdoses

Heroin addiction in the United States has never been worse. Between 2011 and 2013, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly doubled, with more than 8,200 deaths in 2013.

In hopes of easing this alarming trend, President Obama announced on Wednesday plans to expand access to naloxone, the drug used to reverse a heroin overdose that can potentially save lives. If administered quickly enough, naloxone has a 90 percent success rate.

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Obama Is Doubling The Distribution Of A Drug That Reverses Heroin Overdoses