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More States Now Require Doctors To Prescribe Naloxone To Patients Taking Opioid Painkillers
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The mandate can save lives. It also has driven up the price and sales of the overdose reversal drug.
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The Opioid Epidemic Is Forcing Southern States To Change How They Help Addicts
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Making overdose-reversal drug and clean needles more accessible was once an extremely unpopular idea.
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Dog Screening Cruise Ship Passengers For Drugs Survives Overdose
Jake, a Florida K-9, had to be given Narcan after having a severe reaction to drugs he found on a passenger.
It's Still Not That Easy To Buy Naloxone At Pharmacies
Pharmacies can dispense the overdose reversal antidote without a prescription, but many aren't doing it.
Ohio Cop Saves Dog With Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan
The dog, Trooper, had a severe reaction to anesthesia.
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Narcan Saved My Life And Demi Lovato's. Here's What You Need To Know About It.
Tracey Helton Mitchell
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In the 20 years since I last used heroin, my life has been dedicated to the prevention of accidental overdose deaths.
How These Drug Users Are Taking A Unique Measure To Protect Each Other
This woman used her openness as a drug user to create a drug union that aims to help people survive the challenges of drug use.
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In New York State, A Glimmer Of Good News About The Opioid Crisis
More evidence that naloxone access helps prevent deaths.
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Narcan In The Backseat? Lyft And Uber Drivers Could Help Fight The Drug Epidemic With One Simple Tool
Claire Rudy Foster
Most drivers aren’t prepared for this situation, but they’re in a unique position to save a life.
What To Expect When Trump Brings 'Fire And Fury' To Opioid Addiction
Writer, musician, and psychotherapist
NARCAN (NALOXONE) Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, and not to be confused with naltrexone (see above), is a medication
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My Friends Are Dead But I’m Still Here
Author, recovery advocate, person in recovery from a substance...
President Trump: If you want to end the opioid crisis, give people in long-term recovery a seat at the policymakers' table.
Heroin Crisis: Law Enforcement Officers Now Facing Tremendous Risk
Author and du-Pont-Columbia Award Recipient
I flick on my lighter and move it back and forth under the cooker until the heroin bubbles. My heart races as I find a good
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Ohio Councilman Wants To Save Money, 'Send A Message' By Letting Overdose Victims Die
“You don’t want to come to Middletown to overdose because someone might not come with Narcan and save your life," he said.
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Officer Overdoses On Fentanyl Just By Brushing It Off Shirt, Police Say
It took four doses of the antidote Narcan to revive the Ohio officer.
Should People Be Forced Into The Hospital After A Drug Overdose?
Advocacy and Communications Coordinator for the North Carolina...
Naloxone, a medicine that reverses the effects of opioid overdose, is being debated fiercely around the country right now
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Who Will Answer The 3 A.M. Overdose Wake-Up Call?
Founder / Executive Director, Trek Medics International
It’s hard not to notice that opioid overdoses are resulting in a lot of unnecessary deaths across large swaths of the U.S
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Awareness Is Not Enough -- It Is Time For Action To End Overdose Deaths In NYC
Hepatitis C Program Coordinator, Harm Reduction Coalition
Supervised injection facilities have been successful in several countries but not yet adopted in NYC.
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This City Had 26 Heroin Overdoses In Four Hours. Every Person Was Lucky To Live.
"Quite honestly, there should have been deaths in this."
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