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Med’s Ryan Marino talks about how Naloxone and Narcan work

4 common myths about Narcan, the ‘antidote’ to opioid overdose

Popular Science: Ryan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, said Naloxone blocks brain receptors so that opioids can’t reach them, preventing deadly overdoses. “There are very few things I would call a perfect antidote, but, in this case, Narcan is one of them,” he said.