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MTA Police to Carry Heroin Antidote Around City

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is teaming up with the NYPD to battle heroin use in the city.

MTA police will now carry the drug Naloxone.

It's part of a program called "community overdose prevention," spearheaded by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who's making the announcement at Penn Station on Tuesday.

Naloxone is administered either as a shot or a nasal spray, and has been shown to be an effective antidote to a heroin overdose.

Schneiderman is pushing to equip police officers with the drug throughout the city and state.

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