|December 11, 2017
Naloxone Research Shows Importance of Post-Administration Intervention
More than 84 percent of Massachusetts patients who received naloxone from emergency medical services were alive one year following the administration. The study abstract, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, reviewed data from more than 12,000 naloxone administrations between July, 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2015. The study's authors concluded that, among other things: "Patients who survive opioid overdose should be considered extremely high risk and should receive interventions such as offering buprenorphine, counseling and referral to treatment prior to [emergency department] discharge."
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