Preventing Overdose: Obama Administration Drug Czar Calls for Wider Access to Overdose Antidote

Speaking at a North Carolina overdose-prevention program, the Obama administration’s drug czar Gil Kerlikowske called for increased action to prevent drug overdose deaths. Notably, for the first time Kerlikowske urged wider distribution of a medication called naloxone, an antidote to overdoses of opioid drugs, including prescription pain relievers and heroin, saying that “naloxone can be expanded beyond public health officials.”

http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/22/preventing-overdose-obama-administration-drug-czar-calls-for-wider-access-to-overdose-antidote/

Source: Healthland.Time.com – August 22, 2012

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