Community Overdose Prevention program to equip MTA police with heroin antidotes

The agency is receiving $40,000 to pay for

The agency is receiving $40,000 to pay for hundreds of life-saving Naloxone kits. (May 13, 2014 6:52 PM)

MTA police will soon carry antidotes to treat heroin overdoses in emergencies. 

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the Community Overdose Prevention program, or COP, which will provide $40,000 to equip and train hundreds of officers with Naloxone kits. 

Schneiderman says that heroin use is on the rise in New York City and Naloxone is an effective way to revive...

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