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Clarkstown pilot program hopes to stop ODs halfway
Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack and Police Chief Michael Sullivan announced the Clarkstown Police Department has entered into partnership with the Rockland Paramedic Services as a pilot program to be the first Police Department in Rockland County and the Hudson Valley Region to train and equip Police Officers to administer naloxone as a first responder to medical emergencies. The use of naloxone, an intranasal prescription medication, has proven to be effective in reversing effects of an opioid drug overdose. Supervisor Gromack and Chief Sullivan were joined by Ray Florida, Executive Director and Michael Murphy, Chief of Operations, of Rockland Paramedic Services.