18-36 Segment 1: Using Naloxone for Drug Overdoses

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The drug Naloxone has been hailed as a lifesaver, as it can reverse the effects of what would otherwise be fatal opioid overdoses. Expert panels recommend that more average citizens carry it, especially those likely to be in contact with drug users. However, obstacles including cost prevent even some first responders from having access. A new study also shows Naloxone may have unintended consequences, such as more drug use. Experts discuss.

Guests:

  • Dr. Patrice Harris, Chair, Opioid Task Force and President-Elect, American Medical Association
  • Dr. Carl Latkin, Professor of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Dr. Jennifer Doleac, Associate Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University

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