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Heroin Overdoses Antidote

A group watches a video on the technique for administering the heroin overdose antidote, naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, in Camden, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A study conducted during a state-supported pilot of naloxone distribution and overdose education in Massachusetts showed that it was 98 percent effective in attempts to rescue a person who overdosed. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Heroin Overdoses Mass

An educational pamphlet and samples of naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, are displayed at a news conference at the fire station in Taunton, Mass., Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. A recent surge in heroin overdoses in Taunton has shed light on an epidemic that has plagued the state and nation. At the news conference, Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey outlined a three-pronged plan to address the opiate drug epidemic, calling for expansion of naloxone programs for first responders and bystanders, greater access to proven addiction treatments and modernizing America’s addiction treatment system. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)