Officers in Ocean County instructed on use of 'miracle cure' for heroin overdoses
Police in Ocean County will be the first in New Jersey to be able to use a heroin antidote that’s known as the "miracle cure."
A hands-on class led by Dr. Ken Lavelle was held Friday to train about 20 police officers to administer Naloxone, also called Narcan.
Use of the drug is simple. The device is an atomizer, similar to a nasal spray.
The drug blocks the body's opiate receptors...