Opioid overdose is one of the leading causes of accidental death in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the epidemic accounts for some 25,000 deaths per year–or approximately 68 fatalities per day, reports an article in MNT. Research suggests that law enforcement officers should be authorized to administer naloxone – a drug used to reverse the effects of opioid-related overdoses. When law enforcement officers are equipped with naloxone the time it takes for overdose rescues is greatly decreased. To read this article in its entirety, click here.