Tag: overdose prevention

Naloxone Highly Available and Prices Keep Growing
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Naloxone Highly Available and Prices Keep Growing

In the midst of the fastest growing drug epidemic that the U.S. has ever seen, Naloxone availability came at just the right moment. From pharmacies in almost every state making it available for purchase over the counter to school’s keeping it on hand just in case, the lifesaving overdose reversal drug is more available than...

CDC Tells Doctors: Stop Prescribing Opioids
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CDC Tells Doctors: Stop Prescribing Opioids

New guidelines have been released by the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that encourage doctors to avoid prescribing opioids to their patients and instead offer treatment alternatives such as physical therapy or non-addictive painkillers. Though opioids have many positive benefits medically, the risk has been increasingly outweighing the benefit. For every five people...

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