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July 10, 2013

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

Prescription opioids such as oxycontin and hydrocodone now account for more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. Opioid overdose is typically reversible through the timely administration of the drug naloxone. This resource explains how naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws can help reduce overdose mortality.

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