A Lifesaving Medicine That My Patient Didn't Get In Time

April 10, 2015 10:03 AM

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A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City. Naloxone counters an overdose with heroin or certain prescription painkillers by blocking the receptors these opioids bind to in the brain.

Every doctor and nurse in our hospital's emergency room knew Jerome. He was one of our regulars.

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