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Fishermen Push For Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan On Boats


The not-for-profit health advocacy group The Fishing Partnership says it hopes, eventually, to make the drug naloxone a staple in every ship's medical kit. (Courtesy David Hill via The Fishing Partnership)

The not-for-profit health advocacy group The Fishing Partnership says it hopes, eventually, to make the drug naloxone a staple in every ship's medical kit. (Courtesy David Hill via The Fishing Partnership)

Massachusetts fishermen are taking new steps to prevent overdose deaths at sea. The not-for-profit health advocacy group The Fishing Partnership is training fishing captains to use the overdose reversal drug naloxone, also known as Narcan.

The organization says it hopes to eventually make the drug a staple in every ship’s medical kit. Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with lobsterman Steve Holler and Fishing Partnership Health Facilitator Debra Kelsey (@fishing_partner) about the scope of the opioid crisis, and their approach to finding solutions.

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