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Naloxone hydrochloride, sold under the brand name Narcan, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when sprayed into the nostrils.

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Rural communities prepare as state reports rise in opioid abuse

As opioid use in the United States continues to rise exponentially, rural police and fire departments are faced with the reality that an epidemic in a “couldn’t happen here” scenario is indeed knocking at their doorsteps.