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Dr. Jeff DeVido of Marin County Health and Human Services holds up an intranasal naloxone device.

Police to Carry Drug that Prevents Fatal Overdoses

San Rafael, CA – Police officers in three Marin County municipalities will begin carrying a medication that prevents opioid overdoses as part of an innovative partnership to address the county’s leading cause of accidental death.

Marin County Health and Human Services launched an innovative partnership this week with law enforcement partners in San Rafael, Central Marin and Fairfax to help reverse a national epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Officers will carry naloxone, which almost instantly reverses the effect of opioid overdose. 
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