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Firefighters give record-number of 1,777 Narcan doses in 2018

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 12:57:02-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Fire Department reported administering a record number of Narcan doses during overdoses in 2018.

According to fire department officials, their use of Narcan on patients increased by 93 percent compared to 2017.

A total of 920 doses were given out in 2017 and it was administered to a total of 1,777 times in 2018.

Narcan is a drug used by first responders to reverse the effects of opioids during an overdose.