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US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says

US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says

The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study. The research, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, says that there were an estimated 63,632 drug overdose deaths in...

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Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. For patients currently taking high doses of opioids as prescribed for pain, individuals misusing prescription...

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Lawmakers weigh option of co-prescribing naloxone with opiates

Lawmakers weigh option of co-prescribing naloxone with opiates

SALT LAKE CITY — Further protections against opioid addiction may come in the form of guidelines for co-prescribing opiate antagonists. Naloxone is one drug often used as a life-saving option for reversing the effects of an opiate overdose. While available over the...

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