Narcan costs spike, straining Ohio EMS budget

The demand for the drug to counteract a heroin overdose is on the rise, which is driving up expenses for EMS


WCPO

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The director of emergency medical services in Cincinnati asked for more money Thursday, with growing concern about the spike in costs to treat heroin overdoses around town.

Cincinnati paramedics said the region's heroin epidemic is worsening by the month.

Heroin has become a serious health and budget problem the city of Cincinnati, as paramedics said the drug used to counteract a heroin overdose is expensive. They said the demand for [Narcan] is on the rise, which drives up expenses for EMS.

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