Members of the public administer more Narcan in Nashua than first responders

As drug overdoses continued to drop in the first two months of 2019 in New Hampshire’s two largest cities, for the first time members of the public administered a larger amount of Narcan to patients experiencing overdoses than did first responders.

Data released Friday by American Medical Response said year-to-date, individuals administered 446 milligrams of the overdose-reversal drug before first responders arrived to calls, compared with 419 milligrams combined for A.M.R. and Nashua Fire and Rescue.