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By On May 11th, 2017

Dealing with opioid overdoses one passerby at a time

The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts is considering installing “lock boxes” containing Narcan, also known as Naloxone. Individuals nearby could then administer the medication to people with drug overdoses who are found on the street. The possibility of this program began with a survey conducted by public health and safety officials to determine if people would…

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By On April 4th, 2014

Simple device can prevent deaths from opiate overdoses

The overwhelming increase in heroin and prescription opiate abuse has increased the death rate from drug overdose. Used like an EpiPen the device, called Evzio, contains the drug Naloxone and can reverse the effects of an overdose. Recently approved by the FDA, there is now a tool which can be used in emergency situations, perhaps…

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