Distributing naloxone and training people to use it can cut the death rates from overdose nearly in half, according to a new study.
Stricter rules for prescribing opioids may not be the only answer to curbing addiction to painkillers
Study shows naloxone effective for treating overdose
Stephanie Bongiovi’s case makes the argument for broader Good Samaritan laws and wider use of the overdose antidote naloxone
For the first time, the drug czar has supported broadening access to naloxone, the life-saving prescription drug that immediately reverses overdoses of heroin and prescription painkillers
Methadone accounts for nearly 1 in 3 prescription painkiller overdose deaths in the U.S., even though only 2% of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are for this drug, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control …
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has for the first time advocated considering the distribution of the naloxone, an overdose antidote, as a way to curb the rising toll of overdose deaths in America.
(Updated) “Why didn’t I know about this when my child was alive?” That was the question raised over and over at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing on Thursday by parents whose families make up the terrible …
A new CDC report finds that naloxone, a drug that reverses overdose, could save thousands of lives if public health agencies distributed it more broadly
The cause of the legendary singer’s death on Saturday is still unknown, but it bears the signs of overdose.
A powerful and addictive new painkiller is coming down the pike. Can this be anything but an unmitigated disaster?
Dr. Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in prison, the maximum sentence for the crime.
Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. With overdose deaths tripling in the past decade, should Murray’s conviction be a lesson to other doctors?