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By On April 3rd, 2018

Getting High to Die

The connection between death by opioid overdose and suicide by opioid overdose is a growing concern. Maria Oquendo, MD, the immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Association puts suicide by opioid overdose as between 25 and 45% of the deaths by overdose. Dr. Oquendo points to one study of overdoses which identified that 46%…

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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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