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The Opioid Commission Almost Got Something Right with Their Naloxone Recommendation

Expand Naloxone, a medicine that can reverse an opioid overdose. Massachusetts, US, August 8, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters. The president’s commission on combating drug addiction and the opioid crisis covered a lot of important ground in its final report on Nov. 1, but it skipped over one key issue that can make the difference between life and death. In 2016 more than 64,000 Americans lost their lives to overdose — more than 175 every day.  Many of these deaths could have been avoided if naloxone, the overdose reversal medication, were available over the counter. Most of these deaths involve opioids…

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