Federal agents to carry heroin OD antidote

July 31, 2014 3:32 PM

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Federal agents to carry heroin OD antidote

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, federal law enforcement agencies will begin identifying and training agents to carry naloxone, the drug that has helped resuscitate thousands of heroin overdose victims.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced the program Thursday at a meeting with law enforcement groups, saying that he has urged federal agencies, including the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to begin the process of mak...

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