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PBSO Deputies To Carry NARCAN, Spray Used To Counteract Opioid Overdose

Boca Raton Boynton Beach Florida News Palm Beach County
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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will carry this NARCAN unit. (PHOTO: PBSO).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday morning that Deputies will soon be carrying NARCAN. NARCAN is described by its manufacturer as “a prescription medication used for the treatment of a suspected opioid overdose emergency with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond.”

It is often credited with saving the lives of people who have overdosed on certain opioid-based drugs. Police television shows often show officers administering Narcan in an effort to reverse the effects of drugs prior to EMS crews arriving on a scene.

To this point, PBSO Deputies did not universally carry the medication which is the brand name for naloxone HCI Nasal Spray.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said this in a statement issued to BocaNewsNow.com. “Over 2000 sworn deputies both law enforcement and corrections will now be armed with Narcan.PBSO obtained Narcan from the Florida Department of Health’s HEROS Program (Helping Emergency Responders Obtain Support) at NO cost to the agency.”

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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