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Updated 'Tool Kit' to Prevent Opioid Overdose

Thursday, September 11, 2014  
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As another weapon in the war against drug abuse, doctors are being encouraged to prescribe the opioid antagonist naloxone when they first treat a patient with methadone or oxycodone.  This recommendation was included in the new overdose "tool kit" released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Opioid overdose is a major and mounting public health problem. It accounts for almost 17,000 deaths every year in the United States.  Click here to read more.....

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