Naloxone: Should It Be Available or Not?

Naloxone, also known as Narcan or Evzio, is an antidote to an opioid overdose. When someone overdoses on drugs like heroin or hydrocodone, breathing slows down and can stop altogether. Naloxone is known as an opioid antagonist. Opioid antagonists bind to receptors in the brain, reversing and blocking the effects of the drugs. The drug…

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The New Drug Epidemic: Prescriptions

Prescription drugs are now second among the most commonly abused drugs in the nation, according to a recent statement by the US Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Called the country’s “fastest growing drug problem” by the White House, prescription drug abuse is now the #1 cause of overdose deaths in the U.S. – more…

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