naloxone naloxone

Definition(s):

  • (n) a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine

Usage(s):

  1. At-home drug overdose reversal kits using the drug naloxone are being distributed to drug users in more than 15 states.
  2. There was no significant difference among the control group, with or without naloxone.
  3. When Bent last checked his team's supply of naloxone, which is used to reverse the effects of opiate overdose, only a single dose had been used in the previous week.

News

  • New Website Aims to Reduce Worldwide Overdose Deaths from Opioids

    VILNIUS, Lithuania, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug users, their families, and friends, need to know how to use, access, and advocate for the life-saving drug naloxone, said the Open Society Foundations and an international coalition of public health organizations today who launched the website naloxoneinfo.org. The coalition includes the Open Society Foundations, Harm Reduction ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

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