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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