“The percentage of people treated for a drug overdose who need more than one dose of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone is on the rise, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the National Emergency Medical Services Information System, and found the percentage of patients receiving multiple naloxone doses among emergency medical service (EMS) responders increased from 14.5 percent in 2012 to 18.2 percent in 2015, which represents a 26 percent increase in four years.”
The journal article can be accessed at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10903127.2017.1315203
See related blog: Recovery Support Following Overdose or Other Medical Emergencies (Bill White, Rebecca Allen, And Phil Valentine) available at: http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/blog/2018/01/recovery-support-following-overdose-or-other-medical-emergencies-bill-white-rebecca-allen-and-phil-valentine.html
Source: DrugFree.org – January 11, 2018