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Wolf recognizes 1,000 overdose reversals with naloxone

Gov. Tom Wolf recognized a benchmark in Pennsylvania’s efforts to battle opioid addiction.

Gov. Tom Wolf recognized a benchmark in Pennsylvania's efforts to battle opioid addiction.

The governor said police officers across the state have reversed more than 1,000 opioid overdoses using naloxone.

Since 2014 and 2015, local and state officers, respectively, have been able to use naloxone on overdosing heroin and opioid users to save their lives.

"If we don't bring someone back from death, we'll never get the chance to provide the treatment that person needs," Wolf said.

Police departments in 42 counties carry naloxone.

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