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Study: Wide distribution of naloxone can slash overdose deaths during epidemics

from Medical Xpress

A new study in The Lancet Public Health shows the rapid expansion of British Columbia's Take Home Naloxone program significantly reduced the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in 2016. The BC Centre for Disease Control, in partnership with the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the University of British Columbia, has developed a mathematical model — the first of its kind — that can be used to estimate the effectiveness of different public-health interventions in preventing opioid overdose deaths. more


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