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Buffalo, NY- Police are now carrying a drug that could save the life of someone who overdoses on heroin.

The city said that trained officers are now carrying Narcan. The drug is a nasal spray that can delay the effects of heroin and other opiates for 90 minutes, giving victims of overdoses time to get to a hospital.

This comes as the CDC said a growing number of people, are struggling with heroin and prescription drug abuse nationwide.

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