Fatal heroin overdoses in Maine quadrupled from 2011 to 2012 but asshole Gov. Paul LePage opposes a bill that would put Naloxone (a drug that can reverse overdoses from heroin and other opioids like morphine) in the hands of police, firefighters, at-risk users and their families.
But much worse, LePage also vetoed a bill last year to create “Good Samaritan” protections from prosecution for drug possession for people who call 911 when they suspect a companion has overdosed. In other words, if you’re doing drugs with a friend and you OD, your friend has a disincentive to call for help.
And that’s why LePage can Bite Me.
via Maine Gov. Paul LePage Looks Set To Reject Overdose Prevention For No Good Reason.