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Dalton Police Start Carrying Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan

This is a picture of a bottle of naloxone

Police in Dalton, Massachusetts will start carrying the overdose reversal drug Narcan as early as next week. 

Dalton Police have secured a controlled substance permit from the state Department of Public Health to carry Naloxone – commonly referred to as Narcan.

The department will dip into its drug-seizure fund for $480 to purchase 24 doses.

Emergency responders in many Berkshire County municipalities, including North Adams, Pittsfield and Great Barrington, carry Narcan.

An average of 33 people die every year in Berkshire County from opioid overdoses.

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