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Surgeon General Recommends More People Carry Overdose-Reversing Drug

The U.S. surgeon general recently released new recommendations to help combat the nationwide opioid crisis.
On Thursday, Dr. Jerome Adams said all Americans using high doses of prescription opioids should carry the overdose-reversing drug naloxone.
FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a National African American History Month reception hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
He added, family and friends of those using powerful pain medication should also keep a dose of naloxone just in case.
The statement marks the first national health advisory by a surgeon general since 2005, and comes as the Trump administration begins to roll-out its response to the epidemic.
Several cities have allowed customers to purchase naloxone without a prescription.

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