Police: Narcan Used to Revive Woman in Massapequa Park

Woman lost consciousness while enroute to the hospital, police say.

A woman who lost consciousness in an ambulance was revived with Narcan Saturday afternoon, police said. 

The 48-year-old woman was "incoherent and had difficulty standing and walking" when police and a Nassau County ambulance medical technician arrived at a restaurant on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa Park. 

The woman, who is part of a methadone program, was being transported to a local hospital when she stopped breathing, police said. The AMT administered Narcan to the woman, who then became conscious and alert upon arrival at the hospital.

It's the fifth time in less than a month that Narcan, an emergency drug administered to opioid/heroin overdose victims, has been used to revive someone in Nassau County. 

On May 22, a 29-year-old had to be revived at a Massapequa emergency medical center. Two days later, an 18-year-old man was revived in Wantagh. On Wednesday, a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were revived in Merrick with the treatment.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans this week to make Narcan available for all first responders in the state. 

Maria Iacopelli-Kowalski June 14, 2014 at 10:36 PM
It doesn't seem like the root of the problem is being addressed; until drug dealers are arrested and the key is thrown away this will become the norm and that is a crying shame.
My Thoughts June 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM
This needs to stop.
People Crack Me Up June 15, 2014 at 07:10 AM
Lettem die
LT June 15, 2014 at 09:37 AM
until it's your child/friend
Popo June 16, 2014 at 07:11 AM
Well, that's not nice...you can not just let someone die!! But i agree with many of you..this is NOT helping the problem. This unfortunately will not STOP the epidemic !! It will just make them ready for the next weekend unfortunately...sad but true. It's great that it can save their life "that" moment but then what.....?? That's our problem here.


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