Narcan is the trade name for a drug known as Naloxone. This surgical drug legally used in hospitals with an aim of reversing the effects of surgical drugs. The surgeons use this drug clinically in reversing the effects that spring up from the use of narcotic used in surgery in the counter checking the pain in surgical operations. Surgeons use opioids in their surgical operations and naloxone is a known ant-dote of the opioids.
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Narcan is not a bad drug but its misuse can lead to adverse effects. Ignorance and greed are what’s making this drug’s existence be a challenge. Citizens of each state need to be educate about the importance and effects regarding its use and misuse. Professionals who will be caught engaging in malpractice such as engaging in selling the drug to non-patients should face the law and be penalized heavily.
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