Should we conduct a trial of distributing naloxone to heroin users for peer administration to prevent fatal overdose?

@article{Lenton2000ShouldWC,
  title={Should we conduct a trial of distributing naloxone to heroin users for peer administration to prevent fatal overdose?},
  author={Simon R Lenton and Ken Hargreaves},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2000},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={260-3}
}
Heroin overdose is a major cause of death among heroin users, and often occurs in the company of other users. However, sudden death after injection is rare, giving ample opportunity for intervention. Naloxone hydrochloride, an injectable opioid antagonist which reverses the respiratory depression, sedation and hypotension associated with opioids, has long been used to treat opioid overdose. Experts have suggested that, as part of a comprehensive overdose prevention strategy, naloxone should be… CONTINUE READING

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