Officer Nearly Dies After Accidental Overdose

It took four doses of Narcan® to revive an East Liverpool, Ohio, police officer recently in the aftermath of a traffic stop. Officer Chris Green inadvertently got a small amount of fentanyl on his hand after a pat-down and began to suffer its effects after returning to the station; a fellow officer administered one dose at the station and staff at a nearby hospital gave him three additional doses following admission.

Guidance for all first responders on best practices in the presence of a suspected overdose can be located at The DEA has also issued a video warning first responders of the dangers of fentanyl which can be found at