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NYPD to carry antidote for heroin

NEW YORK, N.Y. - In New York City, State Attorney General Eric Scheiderman isn't taking any chances when it comes to the heroin epidemic across the state.

The New York Police Department announced on Tuesday that it plans to equip 20,000 officers with an antidote for heroin.

"Naloxone" can instantly reverse the effects of an overdose. It's administered like an epi-pen for serious allergic reactions.

The Attorney General said his office is covering the $1.1 million cost to buy the antidote kits and train officers how to use them.
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