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Naloxone—an antidote to opioid overdose

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, used as an "antidote" for opioid overdose which includes heroin, and opioid pain medicines such as morphine, fentanyl and codeine. It has been used since the 1970s by ambulance services and ...

Aug 31, 2016
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Heroin overdoses surge in Louisville

During a recent shift spent treating numerous overdoses, Dr. Robert Couch heard a similar refrain from patients: they couldn't believe that the small amounts of heroin they took nearly killed them.

Aug 31, 2016
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