Asbury Park will not administer life-saving nasal spray known as Narcan for heroin ODs

At least one public safety department will not be carrying the heroin antidote known as "Narcan" until it gets more direction on use of the

At least one public safety department will not be carrying the heroin antidote known as

At least one public safety department will not be carrying the heroin antidote known as "Narcan" until it gets more direction on use of the drug. (3/10/14)

ASBURY PARK - At least one public safety department will not be carrying the heroin antidote known as "Narcan" until it gets more direction on use of the drug.

Police officers and firefighters in Asbury Park will not carry the nasal mister that blocks the body's opiate receptors and can save someone's life in the midst of a heroin overdose.

City officials fear the municipality could be sued by someone claiming the drug was administered incorrectly.

They've decided to wait until they get direction from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and the Attorney General's Office.

Police in Ocean County will be carrying Narcan in their first aid boxes within the next few weeks. Officers there have already held a training session on how to use the nasal spray.

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