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April 09, 2012

Program in Philadelphia helps save overdose victims' lives

Initiative supplies addicts, spouses, and other laypeople with naloxone, in advance, to prevent overdoses

By Don Sapatkin

The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Richard Gessner saved a guy just last month. It was in an abandoned patch of Philadelphia woods, far from a phone. The man had overdosed, wasn't breathing, was already turning blue. Gessner jabbed him with a syringe containing naloxone, as he had been trained to do. The man survived.

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