By Ty Batemon, 5 and 10 PM Anchor/Producer - bio | email
LIMA, OHIO -
The antidote, Naloxone, can now be legally carried to reverse the effects of an overdose in seconds.
The medicine is an injectable drug with a nasal adaptor which doctors say is safe and easy to use and saves lives.
People can be trained in just twenty minutes to properly use it, but opponents of the bill fear it would support the use of heroin abuse.
One doctor says the antidote is important since there is a heroin epidemic, and needs to be placed in the hands of those who can help. One-third of people with reversed overdoses will continue to use, but the remaining two-thirds will use the experience as a wake up call to get treatment.