More Americans should carry overdose antidote to fight opioid crisis, says US surgeon general

The U.S.’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying an overdose antidote to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.

The drug naloxone, often referred to by the brand name Narcan, can restore a person’s breathing after it is injected or sprayed in the nostrils, quickly bringing overdose victims back from near-death.