Healthwatch With Dr. Leana Wen: Code Red Heat; Opioid Overdose Epidemic; Naloxone | WYPR

Healthwatch With Dr. Leana Wen: Code Red Heat; Opioid Overdose Epidemic; Naloxone

Aug 12, 2016

Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen demonstrating how to administer Naloxone, a drug that can stop an opioid overdose.
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Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen joins Tom in the studio for our monthly Healthwatch conversation. Dr. Wen discusses how to stay safe during our dangerous Code Red heat-alert conditions. The Health Commissioner also talks about the continuing efforts to keep the Zika virus from spreading in Maryland, about the serious opioid overdose epidemic in Baltimore, and the informational website DontDie.org  that the city recently launched, which shows you how to administer Naloxone, a drug that can save a person from a potentially fatal opioid overdose.