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mom-and-child-holding-handsSix lives have been saved by police in Ocean County since they began using a heroin overdose antidote this month, known as Narcan. 

The county prosecutor’s office says officers used Narcan to revive five people in less than 48 hours this week. One was in Berkeley Township. To were in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. Two others were in Manchester and Lacy Townships. 

The police in SEaside Heights were the first in NJ to save a life under the pilot program. 

Governor Chris Christie signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer the medication in emergency situations. 

The drug, Narcan, is  the brand name for naloxone, which counteracts the effects of heroin overdose. It has been described and truly is a miracle drug.

Although critics are wondering if it is just condoning further drug use. 

 

What are your thoughts? This drug has already brought back six people, how many others could it potentially save?