Reuters / Eduardo Munoz
Following revelations that New York City has become one of the country’s largest heroin trade centers, the New York Police Department announced that nearly 20,000 officers will soon carry an anti-overdose drug in order to help save lives. According to the New York Times, the effort will be backed by the New York State attorney general’s office, which has secured about $5 million statewide for the antidote naloxone through criminal and civil asset seizures. About 19,500 kits will be distributed to officers in New York City, with each one composed two pre-filled syringes, sterile gloves, instructions, and two atomizers that would allow officers to deliver the drug through the nose. More