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Riverhead drug dealer pleads guilty to manslaughter, heroin sale in fatal overdose

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John Brophy, 49, who with LaShawn Lawrence, 35, of Greenport, was accused of dealing heroin cut with fentanyl that caused the overdose death of a man in Riverhead last September, pleaded guilty last week to criminal sale of a narcotic drug and second-degree manslaughter.

International Overdose Awareness Day aims to prevent overdose deaths through education

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By raising awareness and educating the public, organizers hope to help remove the stigma of addiction, a health crisis that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. alone over the past two decades.

Southampton police officer reverses overdose with Narcan Friday night at county center bus stop

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Southampton police found a 39-year-old man unconscious and turning blue at the bus stop near the county center Friday night.

Narcan, lifesaving drug that reverses opiate overdose, is being made available in New York without prescription

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The opiate overdose reversal drug naloxone (Narcan) will be made available without prescription at 479 CVS Pharmacy locations throughout New York, with plans in the works to add 1,000 more pharmacies early this year, according to state officials.
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