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HealthWatch: Help for Heroin Overdose

HeroinWASHINGTON, D.C. — FDA regulators are giving the “OK” to a device that can reverse heroin overdoses.

The prescription device called Evzio Is like an Epi-pen, which is used to treat severe allergy attacks.

It’s injected into muscle — releasing a drug that stops heroin and other opioids from fatally slowing a person’s breathing.

The kit costs about $60 and comes with two pre-filled syringes.

The device is described as “user friendly” and does not require any training.V

Read more about the FDA’s decision here.