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(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan holds a kit designed to administer a live-saving dose of an anti-heroin drug.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Distributing Anti-Overdose Drug Kits Widely to Police

“We have 400 patrol vehicles,” said Delco DA Jack Whelan. “Each will have one of these kits in their glove compartment.”

11/24/2014

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Burlington County To Host Summit Showing The Dangers Of Illegal Drugs

Burlington County will host an anti-drug summit this week in Westampton, which is open to the general public.

11/16/2014

(A kit for administering naloxone, trade name Narcan, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The naloxone is administered nasally. File photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Delco DA Says It’s Time to Equip Police in Pa. With Anti-Overdose Treatment

As Camden County officials tout the success of having their officers carry Narcan to treat apparent overdose victims, officials in Pennsylvania say Harrisburg’s delay is costing lives in that state.

08/22/2014

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West Chester Man Allegedly Gave Kitten Heroin, Choked It With A Rope

Authorities say the kitten was choked with a rope, was bleeding, and was given heroin.

08/05/2014

Gov. Chris Christie announced a pilot program that allows police in certain counties to carry and administer the drug Narcan. (credit: CBS3)

NJ Now Lets Police Administer Anti-overdose Drug In Some Counties

Some police officers in New Jersey are now permitted to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.

04/02/2014

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Delco Town Wants Officers To Administer Drug Reversing Effects Of Heroin Overdose

The Bethel Township police department wants officers to be able to administer a drug that can help prevent drug overdose deaths.

03/30/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Approves EMTs Giving Overdose Treatment

Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations.

03/21/2014

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Delco DA Warns of Potent — and Deadly — New Street Drug

It’s clinical name is fentanyl. About 50-100 more potent than morphine, it’s prescribed for patients with cancer-related pain.

03/21/2014

(Delco DA Jack Whelan, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Delco DA Wants Law Changed To Allow Cops To Carry Anti-Overdose Drug

District attorney jack Whelan and the Delaware County Council want officers in their jurisdiction to be able to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug which can reverse a heroin, oxycontin, or other opiate overdose.

03/06/2014

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Police In Ocean County Being Trained On New Drug That Could Treat Heroin Overdoses

Officials hope it will help battle an epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths.

03/05/2014

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