The Surgeon General Says More People Should Carry Naloxone, the Opioid Antidote. Here ’s How Where to Get It and How Much It Costs

by on April 6, 2018

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, issued a public health advisory on Thursday urging more Americans to carry and learn to use the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone.
Naloxone, which is often referred to by the brand name Narcan, can be lifesaving for people overdosing on opioids. As the nation’s opioid crisis has increased in recent years, first responders, emergency medical technicians and police officers have used naloxone to help revive people who are suspected of overdosing.
Adams said Thursday that community members, family and friends of people using opioids, and individuals using the drugs themselves, can help too. “Knowing how to use naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life,” he said in the advisory.

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