Beth Macy

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Narcan is the brand name for naloxone, a drug that can be used to reverse the effects of an overdose.
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Narcan Term Timeline in Dopesick

The timeline below shows where the term Narcan appears in Dopesick. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11
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...commissioner declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency. This means anyone can now buy Narcan (a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose). Other cities, however, like Vancouver,... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...stigma. For example, a RAM event causes controversy when it’s alleged that a pharmacist gave Narcan training to a local Boy Scout troop without their parents’ permission, stoking fears that knowing... (full context)