Naloxone: Heroin Anti-Overdose Drug
A spike in heroin overdoses has prompted federal officials to urge administrators to increase their use of Naloxone, a blocking agent that can reverse the effects of an overdose. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated that 17 states and the District of Columbia have amended their laws to increase access to this life saving medication. Since 2001, it has been reported that the use of Naloxone has resulted in over 10,000 overdose reversals. Still, fatal heroine overdoses continue to increase.
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