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State needs more tools to fight heroin epidemic

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After actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose in February, we argued for making naloxone, the drug overdose antidote, more widely available. That’s beginning to happen in New York state, which is good news because heroin has become more widely available in recent years — and deadly. One needn’t condone drug taking to believe that if a life can be saved by the simple administration of a drug antidote in timely fashion, it ...

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