- By Deborah Balzer
Mayo Clinic Minute: Opioid Overdose Drug
A 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.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:04) is in the downloads. Read the script.
See related posts:
- Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription Opioid Misuse (April 26, 2016)
- New Study: Overdose Deaths From Sedatives Have Surged (March 2, 2016)
- 1 in 4 People Prescribed Opioids Progressed to Longer-Term Prescriptions (July 1, 2015)