TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Police in Tampa have used the overdose antidote Narcan for the first time.
According to the Tampa Police Department, an officer used it Friday to revive a 27-year-old man who was found unresponsive with an empty syringe nearby.
“Officer Scott Seely used his nasal spray kit to provide a dose of Narcan. He estimated that within a minute, the man revived and sat right up. Moments later Tampa Fire Rescue arrived and provided treatment,” the agency said in a release.
Narcan is the nasal form of naloxone, which reverses opioid overdoses. Tampa police were recently provided 825 Narcan kits and were trained in their usage.
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