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eeagle - 3/3/2014 9:55:08 AM
March 2014: Providing Naloxone
Massachusetts has had 185 heroin overdose deaths since November. Are any RSAT programs providing naloxone (Narcan) to inmates or their family to released inmates to prevent drug overdose deaths?

eeagle - 3/4/2014 8:20:30 PM
RE:March 2014: Providing Naloxone
 What does naloxone do?

eeagle - 3/6/2014 10:36:58 AM
RE:March 2014: Providing Naloxone
Naloxone is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose. Naloxone is specifically used to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system. It is marketed under various trademarks including Narcan, Nalone, and Narcanti, and should not be confused with naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist used for dependence treatment rather than emergency overdose treatment. Naloxone can be administered as a shot or nasal spray.

eeagle - 3/7/2014 9:18:13 AM
RE:March 2014: Providing Naloxone

Note:  Preventing death among the recently incarcerated: an argument for naloxone prescription before release!

Wakeman SE, Bowman SE, McKenzie M, JeronimoA, Rich JD.

J Addict Dis. 2009; 28(2):124-9.

~Andy Klein, AHP