I believe that the comments made by letter writer Sharon Seipp are not beneficial to our healthcare systems. (Hillary and heroin, Jan. 20)
As a pharmacy director of a large Midwest teaching hospital, we promoted training many police officers, firefighters and all first responders to carry an antidote for heroin administration for an overdose. These first responders were all under the sponsorship of a physician.
Overdoses treated promptly will help to cut costs related to a coma and many other issues that would increase the care (plus higher costs) of a patient. This is not practicing medicine without a license because the policies and procedures are sponsored by a physician and usually a local government entity.
Controlling healthcare costs should remain high on any medical professional.
Tom Fiebig, Long Key