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[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina ‘Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available’. (02 Dec 2014)

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A drug that reverses opioids immediately and prevents drug overdose should be made available to drug services and users here in Ireland, according to the Merchants Quay charity.

Those attending a seminar yesterday agreed that Noloxone, an opioid antagonist, that reverses the effects of opiate-based drugs, such as heroin, should be made more available.

A spokesperson for Merchants Quay said that the drug is not widely available here, but that it could save lives.

Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:2 December 2014
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Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Naloxone
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Availability, accessibility, and use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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