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“Better Dead Than Addicted” Maine Gov. LePage Vetoes Bill Equipping Pharmacies With Opiate Overdose Reversal Drug

In this August 2015 photo, Dan Svenson, a Portland firefighter and paramedic, demonstrates the procedure for administering Narcan nasally, in between calls at Central Station on Congress Street. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

“Naloxone does not truly save lives; it merely extends them until the next overdose,” says unapologetic Governor. Republican Governor Paul LePage vetoed a bill Wednesday that would allow pharmacists to dispense the anti-overdose drug Naloxone without a prescription, rationalizing it much in the way abstinence-only activists explain¬†their stance against condoms …

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