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Norway tries naloxone in spray form to prevent deaths from drug overdose

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1686 (Published 20 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1686
  1. Anders Hansen
  1. 1Stockholm

Norway’s two biggest cities, Oslo and Bergen, plan to offer drug users naloxone in the form of a nasal spray. Naloxone is an antidote to opiates and is used to treat opiate overdoses, such as overdoses of heroin.

An advantage of giving naloxone as a nasal spray rather than an injection is that it is easy to use and can, in the case of an overdose, be administered by people without a …

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