The Chronicles of Narcan

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Medics with the Cincinnati Fire Department nasally administer naloxone to a man while responding to a possible overdose report at a gas station, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in downtown Cincinnati.

Medics with the Cincinnati Fire Department nasally administer naloxone to a man while responding to a possible overdose report at a gas station, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in downtown Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Public health officials tout Narcan as an important – and easy-to-use — weapon in combatting the opioid epidemic on the ground. But on today’s episode of The Why, WHYY reporter Nina Feldman explains knowing when and how to administer Narcan can be more complicated.

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