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WHO Wants Expanded Access to Naloxone to Fight Overdoses

By Paul Gaita

With worldwide overdoses on the rise, the World Health Organization laid out guidelines for countries to expand access to the lifesaving antidote. MORE  

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

By McCarton Ackerman

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws. MORE  

Miraculous, Over-the-Counter, Overdose Protection Drug Coming to California Pharmacies

By Ellen Sousares

A new law will provide drug users and their families on-demand access to naloxone. MORE  

Gov. Chris Christie Announces Statewide Naloxone Program

By Shawn Dwyer

After a successful pilot program, New Jersey’s governor will equip all first responders with the life-saving overdose antidote. MORE  

New York City Cops To Carry Overdose Antidote

By Shawn Dwyer

The nation’s largest city will finally start to combat widespread heroin overdoses with life-saving medication. MORE  

The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs

By Tessie Castillo

Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives. MORE  

Police in Baltimore Suburb Will Carry Heroin Overdose Spray

By McCarton Ackerman

Anne Arundel County is believed to be the first Maryland county to allow its police to use Narcan kits, which its chief hopes will both save lives and prevent crime. MORE  

California Approves Widespread Use of Naloxone

By Paul Gaita

The Golden State has joined several other states across the nation in spreading the opiate overdose prevention drug to emergency rooms and first responders. MORE  

OD Antidote Shows 95% Success Rate

By Victoria Kim

After its success in one Mass. town, police across the country could soon be required to carry the life-saving nasal spray. MORE  

We Can End Opiate OD Deaths

By Tessie Castillo

The prescription drug naloxone reverses opiate overdoses and saves lives. But getting the emergency intervention into the hands of folks on the front line is controversial. For their clients' sake, treatment providers need to step up. MORE  

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