Surgeon General Issues National Advisory Urging Americans to Keep Naloxone on Hand

April 5, 2018

The U.S Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome M. Adams issued a national advisory in early April advising Americans to keep naloxone on hand and learn how to use it. 

 

“Each day we lose 115 Americans to an opioid overdose — that’s one person every 12.5 minutes,” Dr. Adams said in a statement. “It is time to make sure more people have access to this lifesaving medication, because 77 percent of opioid overdose deaths occur outside of a medical setting and more than half occur at home.”

 

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Source: The New York Times 

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