Thursday, June 11, 2009

Preventing Overdose, Saving Lives. Drug Policy Alliance; June 2009.

This report examines the nationwide opioid overdose epidemic and calls for immediate action to address this public health crisis. As “Preventing Overdose, Saving Lives,” details, evidence-based strategies already exist that can reduce overdose risk, protect Good Samaritans and medical professionals, streamline government response systems, and save lives. A national overdose prevention effort is urgently needed, and this report provides a clear way forward for policymakers seeking a public health approach to the overdose emergency.

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