Saved by the nose: bystander-administered intranasal naloxone hydrochloride for opioid overdose.

  title={Saved by the nose: bystander-administered intranasal naloxone hydrochloride for opioid overdose.},
  author={Maya Doe-Simkins and Alexander Y. Walley and Andy Epstein and Peter Moyer},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={99 5},
Administering naloxone hydrochloride (naloxone) during an opioid overdose reverses the overdose and can prevent death. Although typically delivered via intramuscular or intravenous injection, naloxone may be delivered via intranasal spray device. In August 2006, the Boston Public Health Commission passed a public health regulation that authorized an opioid overdose prevention program that included intranasal naloxone education and distribution of the spray to potential bystanders. Participants… CONTINUE READING
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