Naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, can be purchased over the counter from pharmacies in New York and several other states, says Willie Eggleston, a clinical toxicologist and doctor of pharmacy from the Upstate New York Poison Center.
He explains how to administer naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan, and how the medication works. He also tells about the Good Samaritan Law designed to protect people who are trying to help.
Also this week: high blood pressure in pregnancy, plus how helmets can avert brain trauma in children.
Tune in this Sunday, April 8 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air" on WRVO.