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Alumna's Decisive Action Helps Save Drug Overdose Victim

Poughkeepsie Journal
November 22, 2016

Class of 2016 graduate Sara Kissinger administered two doses of the drug naloxone to a woman who had overdosed in the parking lot of her Rite Aid Pharmacy and likely saved the woman's life.

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She's only been a pharmacist for a few months.

But when a woman overdosed in the City of Poughkeepsie Rite Aid parking lot, 23-year-old Sara Kissinger sprang into action, administering two doses of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone and reviving the unconscious woman.

"I'm still shaking a little bit," said Kissinger, who spoke to the Journal about 20 minutes after she revived the woman on Tuesday afternoon. "It definitely was scary."

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