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Leah Hill, a behavioral health fellow with the Baltimore City Health Department, demonstrates how to administer Narcan nasal spray in the event of a possible opioid overdose. The overdose-reversal drug is a critical tool to easing America’s coast-to-coast opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Leah Hill, a behavioral health fellow with the Baltimore City Health Department, demonstrates how to administer Narcan nasal spray in the event of a possible opioid overdose. The overdose-reversal drug is a critical tool to easing America’s coast-to-coast opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America's opioid epidemic. But the training wraps up quickly; all the naloxone inhalers are claimed within 20 minutes.