A Head Start on Stopping Overdose

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A Head Start on Stopping Overdose


April 4, 2017 10:39 am | Published by admin

In the United States, an epidemic of overdoses from heroin and other opioids is front-page news. And while it is becoming more accepted to provide drug users and communities there with access to the overdose antidote naloxone, other nations have been slow to do the same. That’s not the case in Italy, which has made the medicine available over the counter for more than 20 years. What can advocates in countries dealing with their own overdose crises learn from Italy’s experience

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