Let Let Eat Death –
June 26, 2017 – …Picard’s plan doesn’t stop there. If the individual doesn’t show up to court and already had a record of incidents, medics should not respond to additional calls for help, he suggests. The city is on track to spend $100,000 this year on Narcan, the opiate overdose antidote administered by first responders. Picard says the city is in “serious trouble” and can’t afford those expenses. After medics revive an overdose victim, Picard suggests the person make a mandatory court appearance and then complete community service to help pay back the city. A single call for a heroin OD can add up to $600 or more, he says.
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