• By Deborah Balzer

Mayo Clinic Minute: Opioid Overdose Drug

April 28, 2016

a syringe and box of naloxone opioid antidoteA growing number of law and health care agencies are working to make naloxone (Narcan), available without a prescription. The drug is used to treat an opioid emergency, such as an overdose or a possible overdose of a prescription painkiller or, more commonly, heroin. Mayo Clinic addiction specialist Dr. Jon Ebbert says the new nasal form of naloxone makes it easier to administer than the injectable version. Vivien Williams has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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