Overdose Prevention Marches On

By Scott Burris

Training lay people to reverse opiate overdose with naloxone continues to gain steam in the evidence base, popular media and legislatures. Here’s a great blog post the covers recent developments and links to a new film.  The Open Society Foundations and a group of harm reduction groups have launched a new website to promote these interventions.

This morning the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee held the first of a series of hearings on prescription drug abuse.  ONDCP Director Kerlikowske & Dr. Doug Throckmorton of FDA have both testified and both discussed naloxone.

Meanwhile, last week, Vermont became the 13th state to pass a law expanding lay access to naloxone.