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It's a drug that has long been used by doctors to prevent overdoses from opioids, and it will soon be available to members of the public.
In 2010, more than 16,000 people died from opioid related drug overdoses. Now, some doctors are hoping a new device will help save lives.
Heroin and prescription painkillers are in the opioid drug category. Highly addictive, they are one of the leading causes to overdoses, many of which are accidental.
A new device, which will require a prescription, is called "Evzio." It's like an epi-pen. Once injected into the muscle it will deliver a drug which reverses the effects of an overdose.
The drug is called naloxone, and it has long been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors and is proven to be very effective.
Medical Director of the Emergency Center at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Dr. Brian Kaminski says it will not prevent addiction but will save lives.
"Put in the hands of the right situation and a person that is able to administer medication, it is going to be helpful. So, you can't argue that it's going to save lives. But it really sheds some light on how massive the problem is and how, as a healthcare industry, we've been rather ineffective in overcoming the larger problem," said Dr. Kaminski.
There is no word on when the device will be available for purchase.