Joy Fishman, a Miami woman whose husband invented Narcan, the ‘save shot’ for people who are overdosing on opioids, is raising money for a needle exchange program in Miami-Dade County. She lost her son, Jonathan Stampler, to a heroin overdose 12 years ago. Narcan might have saved him, but it wasn't administered. Fishman demonstrates how to use Narcan with a nasal applicator. She carries a dose in her purse and wants to make it widely available as part of the needle exchange program.
Joy Fishman, a Miami woman whose husband invented Narcan, the ‘save shot’ for people who are overdosing on opioids, is raising money for a needle exchange program in Miami-Dade County. She lost her son, Jonathan Stampler, to a heroin overdose 12 years ago. Narcan might have saved him, but it wasn't administered. Fishman demonstrates how to use Narcan with a nasal applicator. She carries a dose in her purse and wants to make it widely available as part of the needle exchange program. Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com
Joy Fishman, a Miami woman whose husband invented Narcan, the ‘save shot’ for people who are overdosing on opioids, is raising money for a needle exchange program in Miami-Dade County. She lost her son, Jonathan Stampler, to a heroin overdose 12 years ago. Narcan might have saved him, but it wasn't administered. Fishman demonstrates how to use Narcan with a nasal applicator. She carries a dose in her purse and wants to make it widely available as part of the needle exchange program. Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com

Raising cash for a cause; grieving a life lost

July 29, 2016 07:00 AM

UPDATED July 30, 2016 04:55 PM

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  • New high blood pressure guidelines mean 30 million more Americans have hypertension

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