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

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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“This study provides observational evidence that OEND is an effective public health intervention to address increasing mortality in the opioid overdose epidemic. OEND implementation seemed to have a dose related impact, where the higher the cumulative rate of OEND implementation, the greater the reduction in death rates.”

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