(U//FOUO) Delaware Valley Intelligence Center Philadelphia Narcan Administration January-June 2015

Philadelphia Narcan Administration by ZIP Code 01 January through 30 June 2015

Page Count: 12 pages
Date: September 2015
Restriction: For Official Use Only
Originating Organization: Delaware Valley Intelligence Center
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Scope: The following product contains summaries and analyst comments for monthly Narcan administration totals within the city of Philadelphia. The maps and analysis are derived from Narcan administration data provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Discussion: Narcan, also called Naxolene, is a drug that can be used to reverse some or all of the symptoms of acute opiod overdose. Opiods include: heroin, codeine, fentanyl, and morphine.1 Narcan may be administered via a nasal spray (Figure 1) intravenously (Figure 2), intramuscularly, or subcutaneously. Narcan is administered by Philadelphia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel in cases when an opiod overdose is suspected. Narcan administration numbers can serve as an indicator of the location of opiod abuser populations, including those that abuse heroin.







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