Intended for healthcare professionals


Pilot scheme shows that giving naloxone to families of drug users would save lives

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 25 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5445

Naloxone is "novel"? Really?

"...the reason the NHS has been so slow to roll out naloxone is that the novelty makes people nervous"

Naloxone was developed in the 1960s. It's hardly novel.

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 August 2011
Peter E English
Public Health Consultant