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Government Considers Overdose Antidote, Naloxone, to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse

3 years agoHealth : Healthland

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has for the first time advocated considering the distribution of the naloxone, an overdose antidote, as a way to curb the rising toll of overdose deaths in America. The federal agency stated its position at a press briefing on Wednesday held jointly with the drug czar’s office, the [...]
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DrugScope: NTA Naloxone Pilot Scheme Can Help Reduce Drug-related Deaths, UK

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

DrugScope has today welcomed the National Treatment Agency's announcement of a pilot scheme that will see families and carers of opiate users trained in drug overdose management and the administration of naloxone, a drug which rever... Read Post

Preventing Overdose: Obama Administration Drug Czar Calls For Wider Access to Overdose Antidote

Health : Healthland (2 years ago)

Speaking on Wednesday at a North Carolina overdose-prevention program, the Obama administration’s drug czar Gil Kerlikowske called for increased action to prevent drug overdose deaths. Notably, Kerlikowske urged wider distribution o... Read Post

Naloxone Debate: FDA Hears Testimony About Making an Overdose Antidote Nonprescription

Health : Healthland (3 years ago)

“Why didn’t I know about this when my child was alive?” That was the question raised over and over at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing on Thursday by parents whose families make up the terrible statistics on opioid ... Read Post


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