naloxone

The Postal Crisis Exacerbates the Overdose Crisis

We are in the midst of what has been dubbed a “postal service crisis.” And although the potential impact on…

September 16, 2020

Pennsylvania Now Lets You Get Naloxone by Mail

Pennsylvania's health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, has issued a new standing order to allow residents to receive naloxone (Narcan), the…

August 27, 2020

How Bars and Nightclubs Can Help Prevent Fentanyl-Involved Deaths

The adulteration of many drug supplies with the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl poses a serious risk for people who use…

April 28, 2020

Narcan Inventor Condemns Indiana City Cops’ Suspension of OD Reversals

Some law enforcement organizations across Indiana have established policies that punish or prohibit the administration of the opioid overdose treatment…

April 15, 2020

An Indiana Police Dept. No Longer Reversing Overdoses During Pandemic

An Indiana law enforcement department has suspended police administration of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication, until the end of…

April 9, 2020

Overdose Prevention Is COVID-19 Prevention, Too

I heard a story last week of a man who was struggling with opioid addiction. He was turned down for…

April 8, 2020

Naloxone Now Used as Evidence to Prosecute Indiana OD Victims

An Indiana county attorney and police chief are working together to prosecute people who have suffered overdoses with felonies—and to…

February 19, 2020

Utah Woman Heralded for Naloxone Save, But State Doesn’t Fund Distribution

The man is lying on a sidewalk, experiencing an opioid overdose. You recognize the signs, and know exactly what he…

February 13, 2020

South Carolina Bid to Increase Naloxone Access in People’s Homes

You walk out of the South Carolina sun into an air-conditioned pharmacy, ready to pick up the hydrocodone and Xanax…

February 7, 2020

Could a Naloxone Implant Have a Major Impact on the Overdose Crisis?

Researchers in Illinois are developing a novel device to rapidly and automatically administer the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. Smaller than…

January 28, 2020