Fighting fentanyl: North Texas mom teaches first responders about new treatments

  • Source: KTVT CBS 11 Fort Worth
  • Published: 12/08/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Fentanyl overdoses have claimed the lives of so many people in North Texas. It's a problem that shows no signs of slowing down as multiple law enforcement agencies have reiterated the dangers of this drug. There's a new treatment for combating fentanyl overdose many first responders are using called ZIMHI, which is administered like an epipen through the thigh and provides a stronger dose of naloxone into the body. You can get it through your local pharmacy, in Texas you don't need a prescription. Mother Callie Crow wished the responding officer used this technique when her 27-year-old son Drew overdosed on fentanyl in 2020. "Taken some pills that he had purchased from someone on the street and within minutes he was in cardiac arrest after taking those pills," said Crow.


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