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Naloxone Video

In case you haven’t seen it - this is an excellent video from the HCLU about the wonder that is naloxone. Also, don’t forget about our I’m the Evidence campaign. Naloxone saves...

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Promoting Naloxone by any means possible

Promoting Naloxone by any means possible | Naloxone | Scoop.it

There are a number of current attempts to get more commissioners interested in purchasing naloxone training and take-home kits. People have used different forms of media, traditional and online to highlight naloxone’s effectiveness.

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US Bureau Justice Assistance Naloxone Toolkit

US Bureau Justice Assistance Naloxone Toolkit | Naloxone | Scoop.it
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Valuable US resource to help tackle growing opioid overdose epidemic

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California Expands Access to Lifesaving Opiate Overdose Drug

California Expands Access to Lifesaving Opiate Overdose Drug | Naloxone | Scoop.it
New law allows pharmacies to distribute naloxone without a prescription.
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You can now get Naloxone from Californian pharmacies without a prescription

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SAMSHA Updates Opioid Toolkit to Include Naloxone Recommendations

SAMSHA Updates Opioid Toolkit to Include Naloxone Recommendations | Naloxone | Scoop.it
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The US is spreading the use of naloxone as a matter of urgency to tackle the large number of opioid related deaths

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Norway to test nasal spray antidote to heroin overdose

Norway to test nasal spray antidote to heroin overdose | Naloxone | Scoop.it

Country with western Europe’s worst heroin overdose rate to trial Naloxone spray in Oslo and Bergen, its two most populous cities.  Norway is poised to start trials of a nasal spray that reverses the effect of a heroin overdose, in a move that could encourage other countries to follow suit.


Via ReGenUC
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Important news given number of opiate overdoses in Norway.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, February 16, 9:27 PM

....and what have they got to lose?

I know what can be gained

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Take home #naloxone scheme in Wales receives positive evaluation

Take home #naloxone scheme in Wales receives positive evaluation | Naloxone | Scoop.it
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The evaluation which led to the Welsh national programme to distribute naloxone to opiate users and their associates to curb rising overdose deaths, one of several UK studies to give momentum to this peer-based approach.

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Naloxone Access Proposal

Naloxone Access Proposal | Naloxone | Scoop.it
The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) is currently undertaking a consultation on widening the availability of naloxone in the UK.
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Naloxone could save thousands of lives. So why is the government restricting it?

Naloxone could save thousands of lives. So why is the government restricting it? | Naloxone | Scoop.it
A war-like mentality over drugs is preventing us from saving thousands of heroin users' lives.
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Good piece on drug consumption rooms & Naloxone

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Naloxone Nasal Spray on Development Fast Track as Emergency Treatment for Opioid Overdose

AntiOp, Inc., a Kentucky company headed by a renowned expert in nasal delivery of medication, says its nasal spray could save the lives of thousands of narcotic pain medication and heroin overdose victims and that the Food and Drug Administration...
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Real life angels carry naloxone - not only a tool for overdose reversal

Real life angels carry naloxone - not only a tool for overdose reversal | Naloxone | Scoop.it
Anyone who follows the blog regularly will now be more than familiar with the Real angels carry naloxone images that I have developed.  The series of images have been among the more popular of the ...
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Why people who inject drugs are crucial to naloxone access programs

Why people who inject drugs are crucial to naloxone access programs | Naloxone | Scoop.it
Naloxone, known commercially in Australia as Narcan is currently utilised by paramedics to reverse the overdose effects of opiates like heroin.  A chief factor in the effectiveness of naloxone is t...
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Scottish minister in call for more use of #naloxone to save lives

Increase in kits issued through Scottish Government's national naloxone programme. Official figures, which show an increase of almost 11 per cent in the numb...
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BMJ Editorial on global paradigm shift in treatment of heroin overdose

BMJ Editorial on global paradigm shift in treatment of heroin overdose | Naloxone | Scoop.it

A paradigm shift is occurring in the treatment of heroin overdose. On 5 November the World Health Organization launched guidelines on the community management of heroin and opioid overdose and emergency administration of naloxone by people who are not medically trained

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Historically, naloxone has been used only in hospitals and by ambulance workers to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Today, several countries are providing emergency naloxone to patients, their families, and other potential non-medical first responders.

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Increased uptake of overdose kits

Increased uptake of overdose kits | Naloxone | Scoop.it
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New figures reveal the distribution of the kits by health services and prisons has increased from 3,878 in 2012-2013 to 6,472 in the past year.

Health statistician Prof Sheila Bird believes the programme has helped to save more than 40 lives.

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Top Seven Crazy Myths About Drug Overdose Antidote, Naloxone

Top Seven Crazy Myths About Drug Overdose Antidote, Naloxone | Naloxone | Scoop.it
With fatalities from heroin and prescription drugs still on the rise, naloxone, an opiate reversal medication, has become an increasingly popular method to prevent overdose death. Paramedics have used naloxone since the 1960s to block the effect of o...
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But despite more widespread use of naloxone, many myths still exist about its use and implications.

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People Dying Due to Lack of Harm Reduction and Access to Naloxone

People Dying Due to Lack of Harm Reduction and Access to Naloxone | Naloxone | Scoop.it
Lack of focus on harm reduction and shameful failure to roll out naloxone in England is leading to needless deaths.
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"There were 765 deaths involving heroin/morphine in 2013; a sharp rise of 32% from 579 deaths in 2012. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented by the use of naloxone as an intervention."

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Reducing drug related deaths: a pre-implementation assessment of GP naloxone distribution

Reducing drug related deaths: a pre-implementation assessment of GP naloxone distribution | Naloxone | Scoop.it
The Scottish Naloxone Programme aims to reduce Scotland’s high number of drug-related deaths (DRDs) caused by opiate overdose. It is currently implemented through specialist drug services but General Practitioners (GPs) are likely to have contact with drug using patients and their families and are therefore in an ideal position to direct them to naloxone schemes, or provide it themselves. This research gathered baseline data on GP’s knowledge of and willingness to be involved in DRD prevention, including naloxone administration, prior to the implementation of primary care based delivery.
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" This research gathered baseline data on GP’s knowledge of and willingness to be involved in DRD prevention, including naloxone administration, prior to the implementation of primary care based delivery."

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Does take-home naloxone reduce non-fatal overdose?

Does take-home naloxone reduce non-fatal overdose?. By - Trevor Bennett, Katy Holloway, Sheila M Bird
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Take 10 to prevent drug overdoses

Take 10 to prevent drug overdoses | Naloxone | Scoop.it
Naloxone is a safe drug which can temporarily reverse the effects of heroin and other opiates/opioids.
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Deadline for consultation respones is 7 February 2014

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Trial of take-home Naloxone to prevent heroin overdose on release from prison

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Trial across 14  prisons in England & Wales

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At last some sense 

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Use of Naloxone expanded in California

Use of Naloxone expanded in California | Naloxone | Scoop.it
Family and friends of more drug users in California will soon be able to reverse overdoses at home with a lifesaving injectable drug. On Thursday, Gov.
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Suboxone seeps into Ohio prisons as contraband

Suboxone seeps into Ohio prisons as contraband | Naloxone | Scoop.it
In Ohio prisons, the underground demand for Suboxone has spiked in recent years. It is an unexpected byproduct of heroin and opiates flooding the state.
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Increasingly common across US prisons

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4 more naloxone resources you just have to check out

4 more naloxone resources you just have to check out | Naloxone | Scoop.it
Earlier in the week I posted about 3 Naloxone resources you just had to see.  Continuing with the theme, I thought I would bring to your notice some more fantastic information resources from across...
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3 Naloxone resources you just have to see

3 Naloxone resources you just have to see | Naloxone | Scoop.it
As we move closer to finally being able to announce that my home state of Victoria is likely to have an operational program allowing freer access to the life-saving medication Naloxone, I thought i...
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Scottish Drugs Forum :: Naloxone kits may have saved 365 lives over two years as numbers supplied increase

Scottish Drugs Forum :: Naloxone kits may have saved 365 lives over two years as numbers supplied increase | Naloxone | Scoop.it
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"repeat’ supply was reported to be due to use of the previous kit on a person at risk In 210 cases involving community supply (132 in 2011/12) and In 10 cases from prison supply (13 in 2011/12)"

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