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A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Feb. 19, 2014. (Mel Evans/AP)
A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Feb. 19, 2014. (Mel Evans/AP)
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To combat the opioid overdose crisis, Massachusetts health authorities are encouraging more people to get the overdose reversal drug Naloxone, better known by the brand name Narcan.

And here in Massachusetts, Narcan is easy to get because of what's called a "standing order," where you can walk in to most major pharmacies and get a Narcan kit easily But once you have it, how and when do you use it?

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Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets @commonhealth.

This segment aired on January 14, 2019.

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