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[Irish Medical Times] , Culliton, Gary Opioid antagonist project planned. (29 Jan 2015)

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The HSE is finalising a demonstration project that aims to assess and evaluate the suitability and impact of using naloxone in an Irish context.

The project will involve training non-medical staff in the administration of a naloxone injection supplied in a pre-filled syringe. It will use a similar methodology to a project carried out in Wales, and the HSE will carry out a comparative analysis of data from both jurisdictions.

Key stakeholders including opioid drug users, carers, family and associated professions are being consulted in relation to the training required to deliver the programme.

In line with WHO recommendations and the National Drugs Strategy, the HSE has developed a National Overdose Prevention Strategy, which recommends that naloxone should be made available in Ireland for opioid drug users

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