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VA Adding Opioid Antidote to Defibrillator Cabinets for Quicker Overdose Response
It took more than 10 minutes for paramedics to arrive after a housekeeper found a man collapsed on the floor of a bathroom in a Boston Veteran Affairs building.
The paramedics immediately administered naloxone, often known by its brand name Narcan, to reverse the man’s opioid overdose. But brain damage can begin after just a few minutes without oxygen.