Law Allows First Responders To Administer Anti-OD Med

Date posted - April 7, 2016

immunize syringe shot drug_sxcNorthwest Iowa — First responders and others will be allowed to administer a drug that counteracts an opioid overdose, thanks to a bill signed into law by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

Branstad described the law as a step forward in avoiding tragedies.

Kim Brown is a registered nurse from Davenport, whose son died of a heroin overdose in 2011.  He wasn’t alone at the time and she thinks if a friend or family member had been able to give him Naloxone, he might be alive today.

Iowa now joins 45 other states which let anyone administer Naloxone to revive someone who’s overdosed and stopped breathing.

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