New Orleans doctor demonstrates opioid overdose treatment

WDSU - The opioid overdose treatment medication, naloxone was featured at a forum on mental health and substance abuse in New Orleans Thursday. The medication is available without a prescription at pharmacies across Louisiana.

Dr. Joseph Kanter, medical director of the New Orleans Health Department, said the drug works by blocking the body’s receptors to opioids and has no side effects. Kanter demonstrated how to use injectable naloxone kits and the nasal spray version.