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    Naloxone: The true lifesaver

    At least 115 people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose every day causing the White House to recently declare the epidemic a national emergency. Therefore, increasing the availability of Naloxone (Narcan) kits, especially on the Queens College campus, will help in combating this problem that’s been keeping a vice-like grip on this country. According to Practical Recovery, a drug addiction treatment center in San Diego, California, Naloxone is a medication that serves as an antidote to opioid overdose. Naloxone works by reversing respiratory depression caused by opioid (natural, semi-synthetic and fully synthetic) drugs. One disclaimer, however, is that the medication doesn’t work for alcohol, cocaine, meth, and benzodiazepines…