Data on take home naloxone are unclear but not condemnatory

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7338.678 (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:678
  1. Dan Bigg, director (cra@attglobal.net)
  1. Chicago Recovery Alliance, PO Box 368069, Chicago, IL 60636, USA

    EDITOR—In Chicago we have been teaching active opiate injectors how to manage overdoses for some time, providing naloxone to appropriate people, as has been discussed in these letters columns.1 This programme now uses two physician volunteers who fill in the legally required prescription.

    To date, we have reached over 550 people with this intervention and have received reports of 52 uses of naloxone in physically …

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