In this episode we bring attention to a potentially life saving drug. The FDA recently approved the opioid reversal agent Naloxone (Narcan) nasal spray to be made available over the counter without a prescription. In this podcast we talk with Dr. Daniel Colby, an emergency and addiction medicine physician, about the dangers of opioid misuse, what opioids are, how to recognize an overdose and how and when to administer this life saving medication.
This episode was written by Dr. Lena van der List, Dr. Dean Blumberg & Daniel Colby.
- The Opioid Epidemic: How to Protect Your Family - HealthyChildren.org
- Instructions for Use NARCAN (nar´ kan) (naloxone hydrochloride) Nasal Spray You and your family members or caregivers should re
- FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Naloxone Nasal Spray
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