Wider Use of Antidote Could Lower Overdose Deaths by Nearly 50%

in 2013, Alexander Walley, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Time
February 7th, 2013

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Alexander Walley, School of Medicine

Distributing naloxone and training people to use it can cut the death rates from overdose nearly in half, according to a new study…

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