Opioids Overdose Antidote

A Narcan nasal device that delivers naloxone. On Tuesday, health officials reported that prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades.

Colorado Springs police used a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses to save the life of a man Sunday near Memorial Park.

Officers were flagged to help a man in a pickup, a police report said.

Officers administered Narcan, a nasal spray version of naloxone, which reverses opioid overdoses and helps restore breathing and consciousness.

A witness told police the 30-year-old man, whose name has not been released, had consumed a combination of Percocet, an opioid pain reliever, and MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). He was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse when officers found him near Prospect Lake Drive and Union Boulevard.

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Medical personnel arrived and administered several more doses of Narcan while an officer performed CPR and the man regained consciousness. He was then hospitalized.

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