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Legislative Committee endorses a bill allowing more access to naloxone

| February 26, 2014

A drug called naloxone has the power to save someone’s life who is just moments away from death. Doctors and medics have used it for years and now a legislative committee here in Maine has endorsed a bill that seeks allowing more people access to the life saving drug. News Source 8’s Angela Christoforos reports… […]

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Overdose Antidote

| February 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Maine legislative committee has endorsed a bill that seeks to expand access to a drug which counteracts the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers to prevent overdoses. In a 7-4 vote, the Democratic-controlled Health and Human Services Committee supported the bill backed by Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon of Freeport that […]

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