Thompson J. Take-home naloxone provision cuts opioid overdose deaths. Practitioner 2016;260(1798):7

Take-home naloxone provision cuts opioid overdose deaths

23 Nov 2016Pais-up subscribers

Take-home naloxone programmes significantly reduce fatal outcomes of opioid overdose, a systematic review has found. In these programmes illicit opioid injectors, their peers, friends, relatives and carers are provided with overdose management training together with naloxone kits for emergency injection if someone they are with is suspected of having symptoms of opioid overdose, with a view to preventing death.

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