KYW Newsradio February 7, 2019
It’s a sign of the times: Philadelphia City Council members and their staffs received training Tuesday on how to administer the overdose-reducing drug Narcan.
Councilwoman Cindy Bass organized the training after hearing about a fatal overdose in Dilworth Park, steps from City Hall’s entrance where employees pass many times daily.
“You never know when you could be in a circumstance where you could save someone’s life,” Bass said.
It’s sadly true, in a city where an estimated 70,000 people use opioids daily.
The training included tips to be sure the apparent victim is actually overdosing and not just in a deep high.
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