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July A Record-Breaking Month For Narcan Use, NFD Says

Posted: 11:02 AM, Aug 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-13 16:03:23Z

The Nashville Fire Department reports an increase in usage of the life-saving drug, Narcan. 

In a tweet Monday morning, the department said fire personnel administered Narcan to 170 patients during the month of July. That’s a staggering 113 percent increase when compared to this time last year. 

A box of Narcan contains two 4mg nasal sprays. One dose, or spray, is powerful enough to reverse the potentially deadly effects of opioids, like fentanyl, within minutes. 

The National Safety Council has called for increased access to the drug after the recent overdose of singer Demi Lovato .