There is no safe way to inject heroin. Narcan (naloxone) may not save your life. Your friends may not be able to, either.
A recent bus crash reminds us that all episodes of impaired driving are not due to overdose.
Narcan can be lifesaving for someone who's overdosed on opioids, and it should certainly be made available to at-risk people. But putting it into every single pharmacy in the country, or suggesting that all New Yorkers should carry it on them, doesn't make a lot of sense.
Easier access to naloxone, a lifesaving heroin antidote, is in the works. New York s AG Schneiderman uses his bully pulpit for good in this instance, amidst the rising toll of opioid deaths.
t is no secret that addiction to narcotics (heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone) has become a growing problem in the US. Of these drugs, heroin is by far the most
The recent tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is far from the only such story, although his was the only OD death making big news of late. In fact, the sad truth is that the number of fatal overdoses from
The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released the Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. It s the first federal resource promoting safety and prevention information for persons at risk for overdose. Its