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Man dies after possible heroin overdose in Cleveland

EMS responded to the scene for a male suffering from a possible heroin overdose. (Source: WOIO) EMS responded to the scene for a male suffering from a possible heroin overdose. (Source: WOIO)

Cleveland Police responded to the home of 9500 block of Denison Avenue around 2 a.m. for a male suffering from a possible heroin overdose.  

EMS transported the male to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the final cause of death.

This death comes just days after an announcement of more strides made by Cuyahoga County officials to combat the area's heroin epidemic, this time through funding for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau's (WEB) Nasal Narcan program.

Prior to 2014, only EMS and Emergency rooms could legally administer Naloxone. 

Research done by Dr. Gilson and the Heroin Review Committee showed that while EMS responded to over 90% of heroin overdose deaths, the administration of naloxone only happened about 22% of the time; that it was nearly always too late to even attempt naloxone reversal. 

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