Presented by Experts on Camera from SciLine: Overdose Prevention
To curb the opioid crisis, some cities and states are opening overdose prevention centers where controlled substances can be used under professional supervision. Others are finding new ways to distribute naloxone, a medication that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose, to first responders and members of the public.
Dr. Brandon Marshall is a professor of epidemiology at Brown University. He can discuss topics including:
–Statistics about opioid overdoses and deaths in the U.S.;
–How naloxone works to reverse an overdose;
–What naloxone’s new over-the-counter status might mean for the U.S. overdose crisis;
–The effectiveness of overdose prevention centers; and
–Common misconceptions about these and other strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.
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