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Wisconsin will train more emergency responders on use of naloxone

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Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:00 pm

With heroin overdoses on the rise, the state wants to train more emergency responders how to administer naloxone, a potentially life-saving drug.

In La Crosse, only Tri-State ambulance personnel are able to administer naloxone, or Narcan. It's a drug that can counteract cardiac and respiratory failures following a heroin, painkiller, or morphine overdose.

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