October 4, 2018

The Henderson Police Department will begin carrying the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan.

Two-hundred kits were donated to the department by the Southern Nevada Health District.

“At this day and age, it’s critical that all first responders have access to Narcan,” said David Marlon, CEO of Solutions Recovery. 

The overdose kits are small, accessible, and convenient.

“It’s an anti-opioid medication and the kits contain a mask for officer’s safety, a glove for officer’s safety, and then the actual nasal applicator,” said Henderson Police Officer Rod Pena.

Narcan is a key tool for cops to reverse fatal drug overdoses. Officer Rod Pena believes it’s something his department should have had a while ago.

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