Harm Reduct J 2021 07 23;18(1):75. Epub 2021 Jul 23.
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3450 Hamilton Walk, Stemmler Building, Office #220, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.
Background: The incidence of opioid-related overdose deaths has been rising for 30 years and has been further exacerbated amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Naloxone can reverse opioid overdose, lower death rates, and enable a transition to medication for opioid use disorder. Though current formulations for community use of naloxone have been shown to be safe and effective public health interventions, they rely on bystander presence. Read More