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Emergency naloxone for heroin overdose: Naloxone is not the only opioid antagonist

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.754-b (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:754
  1. Colin Brewer, research director ([email protected])
  1. Stapleford Centre, London SW1W 9NP

    EDITOR—Strang et al say that naloxone is an extraordinarily effective drug, presumably meaning that at adequate doses it always reverses opioid effects.1 (Incidentally, why does one 400 µg ampoule cost the NHS about £5 when it sells for a small fraction of that in other European countries?) Whether naloxone saves lives in opioid overdose when publicly distributed is, …

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