There’s no overdosing on heroism

The Maine legislature is working to create laws putting an anti-overdose drug in the hands of paramedics, firefighters, police, and families of at-risk individuals, trying to save lives after heroin overdose cases quadrupled in their state from 2011 to 2012.

Luckily, Maine governor Paul LePage is a hero. He’s already said he would veto the bill when it reaches his desk, which would fall in line with previous actions he’s taken.

His concern is simple: with a safety net like that, people could be more likely to use heroin.

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