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Access to Drug Overdose Treatment Expanded

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 over 38,000 people in the United States died as a result of drug overdose. That’s the equivalent of over 100 people each day. While some of these deaths involved illegal drugs, many are related to prescription medications… especially pain relievers. In response to this growing problem, Indiana is one of several states expanding the use of a first aid treatment that can potentially stop a drug overdose. Lakeshore reporter Sarah Holst spoke with local experts who say this drug has a proven record of saving lives.

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