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Naloxone, drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, being recalled

Posted at 7:59 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 07:59:17-04

The drug that's used to reverse opioid overdoses is being recalled Tuesday morning.

The maker of Naloxone says there may be loose matter on the drug's syringe plungers.

Health officials say the matter could lead to irritation and allergic reactions for overdose victims, but there have been no reports of that happening so far.

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The recalled Naloxone was sent to hospitals and wholesalers in the U.S.