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Lambdin, Barrot H and Bluthenthal, Ricky N and Wenger, Lynn D and Wheeler, Eliza and Garner, Bryan and Lakosky, Paul and Kral, Alex H (2020) Overdose education and naloxone distribution within syringe service programs - United States, 2019. MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , 69 , (33) , pp. 1117-1121.

Fomiatti, Renae and Farrugia, Adrian and Fraser, Suzanne and Dwyer, Robyn and Neale, Joanne and Strang, John (2020) Addiction stigma and the production of impediments to take-home naloxone uptake. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine , p. 1363459320925863.

Vold, Jørn Henrik and Skurtveit, Svetlana and Aas, Christer and Chalabianloo, Fatemeh and Kloster, Pia Synnøve and Johansson, Kjell Arne and Fadnes, Lars Thore (2020) Dispensations of benzodiazepines, z-hypnotics, and gabapentinoids to patients receiving opioid agonist therapy; a prospective cohort study in Norway from 2013 to 2017. BMC Health Services Research , 20 , (352) , p. 352.

Mitchell, Caroline and Dolan, Neil and Dürsteler, Kenneth M (2020) Management of dependent use of illicit opioids. BMJ , 368 , (m710) , m710.

Katzman, Joanna G and Takeda, Mikiko Y and Greenberg, Nina and Moya Balasch, Monica and Alchbli, Amal and Katzman, William G and Salvador, Julie G and Bhatt, Snehal R (2020) Association of take-home naloxone and opioid overdose reversals performed by patients in an opioid treatment program. JAMA Network Open , 3 , (2 e200117) , e200117.

Yousefifard, Mahmoud and Vazirizadeh-Mahabadi, Mohammad Hossein and Neishaboori, Arian Madani and Alavi, Seyedeh Niloufar Rafiei and Amiri, Marzieh and Baratloo, Alireza and Saberian, Peyman (2020) Intranasal versus Intramuscular/Intravenous naloxone for pre-hospital opioid overdose: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Advanced Journal of Emergency Medicine , 4 , (2 e27) , e27.

Moustaqim-Barrette, Amina and Papamihali, Kristi and Mamdani, Zahra and Williams, Sierra and Buxton, Jane A (2020) Accessing take-home naloxone in British Columbia and the role of community pharmacies: results from the analysis of administrative data. PLoS ONE , 15 , (9) , e0238618.

Choremis, Beatrice and Campbell, Tonya and Tadrous, Mina and Martins, Diana and Antoniou, Tony and Gomes, Tara (2019) The uptake of the pharmacy-dispensed naloxone kit program in Ontario: a population-based study. PLoS ONE , 14 , (10) , e0223589.

Deacy, JJP and Houghton, Frank (2019) The administration of naloxone social care worker perspectives and experiences. Irish Medical Journal , 112 , (7) , pp. 975-979.

Gicquelais, Rachel E and Mezuk, Briana and Foxman, Betsy and Thomas, Laura and Bohnert, Amy S B (2019) Justice involvement patterns, overdose experiences, and naloxone knowledge among men and women in criminal justice diversion addiction treatment. Harm Reduction Journal , 16 , (1) , p. 46.

Jensen, Aimee N and Beam, Candace M and Douglass, Amber R and Brabson, Jennifer E and Colvard, Michelle and Bean, Jennifer (2019) Description of a pharmacist-led clinical video telehealth group clinic for opioid overdose prevention and naloxone education. The Mental Health Clinician , 9 , (4) , pp. 294-297.

Strang, John and McDonald, Rebecca and Campbell, Gabrielle and Degenhardt, Louisa and Nielsen, Suzanne and Ritter, Alison and Dale, Ola (2019) Take-home Naloxone for the emergency interim management of opioid overdose: the public health application of an emergency medicine. Drugs , 79 , (13) .

Davis, Mark (2018) Clinical question. What are the benefits and harms of naloxone for opiate‐exposed newborn infants? Cochrane Clinical Answers .

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) Can we really say naloxone reduces the overall rate of overdose deaths? Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis .

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) Naloxone rescue kits empowering peers of drug users to ‘save lives’ in Scotland. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis , (29 November 2018) .

Moe-Byrne, Thirimon and Brown, Jennifer Valeska Elli and McGuire, William (2018) Naloxone for opioid‐exposed newborn infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (10) .

Curtis, Michael and Dietze, Paul and Aitken, Cambell and Kirwan, Amy and Kinner, Stuart A and Butler, Tony and Stoove, Mark (2018) Acceptability of prison-based take-home naloxone programmes among a cohort of incarcerated men with a history of regular injecting drug use. Harm Reduction Journal , 18 , (48) .

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) Effectiveness of injectable extended-release naltrexone vs daily buprenorphine–naloxone for opioid dependence: a randomized clinical noninferiority trial. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis , (15 March 2018) .

Tobin, Helen and Klimas, Jan and Barry, Thomas and Egan, Mairead and Bury, Gerard (2018) Opiate use disorders and overdose: medical students' experiences, satisfaction with learning, and attitudes toward community naloxone provision. Addictive Behaviors , 86 , pp. 61-65.

Millar, Sean (2018) Irish medical students’ experiences and attitudes towards community naloxone provision. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 65, Spring 2018 , p. 7.

McVeigh, Jim and Hearne, Evelyn and Bates, Geoff and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2017) Community pharmacist experiences of providing needle and syringe programmes in Ireland. Research in Social Administration and Pharmacy , 13 , (4) , pp. 767-777.

O'Halloran, Charlotte and Cullen, Katelyn and Njoroge, Jaquelyn and Jessop, Lucy and Smith, Josie and Hope, Vivian and Ncube, Fortune (2017) The extent of and factors associated with self-reported overdose and self-reported receipt of naloxone among people who inject drugs (PWID) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. International Journal on Drug Policy , 46 , pp. 34-40.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2017) Overdose deaths, naloxone and controlling alcohol-related nuisance and disorder. Drug and Alcohol Findings Hot Topic , (April - June 2017) .

Lynn, Therese (2017) Launch of the evaluation of the HSE Naloxone Demonstration Project. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 60, Winter 2017 , pp. 18-19.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Hearne, Evelyn and Bergin, Michael (2017) Buprenorphine-naloxone in the treatment of codeine dependence: a scoping review of clinical case presentations. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction , 15 , (1) , pp. 224-237.

Crowley, Des and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2017) Effectiveness of pharmacotherapies in increasing treatment retention and reducing opioid overdose death in individuals recently released from prison: a systematic review. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , 19 , (2) .

McAuley, Andrew and Bouttell, Janet and Barnsdale, Lee and Mackay, Daniel and Lewsey, Jim and Hunter, Carole and Robinson, Mark (2017) Evaluating the impact of a national naloxone programme on ambulance attendance at overdose incidents: a controlled time series analysis. Addiction , 112 , (2) .

Barry, T and Crowley, D and Benton, A and Barron, E and O'Reilly, F (2017) Experience of drug overdose at an urban addiction clinic in Ireland. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , 19 , (4) .

Barry, T and Klimas, Jan and Tobin, Helen and Egan, Mairead and Bury, Gerard (2017) Opiate addiction and overdose: experiences, attitudes, and appetite for community naloxone provision. The British Journal of General Practice , 67 , (657) , e267-e273.

Bird, Sheila M and McAuley, Andrew and Perry, Samantha and Hunter, Carole (2016) Effectiveness of Scotland's national naloxone programme for reducing opioid-related deaths: a before (2006-10) versus after (2011-13) comparison. Addiction , 111 , (5) , pp. 883-891.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2016) Naloxone cost-effective lifesaver. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis , (21 December 2016) .

Klimas, Jan and Tobin, Helen and Egan, Mairead and Tomas, Barry and Bury, Gerard (2016) General practice - A key route for distribution of naloxone in the community. International Journal of Drug Policy , 38 , pp. 1-3.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2016) Scottish national naloxone programme saved lives after release from prison. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis , (27 September 2016) .

Nielsen, Suzanne and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2016) What is known about community pharmacy supply of naloxone? A scoping review. International Journal of Drug Policy , 32 , pp. 24-33.

Cannon, Aoife (2016) Take-home naloxone. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 57, Spring 2016 , pp. 22-23.

McDonald, Rebecca and Strang, John (2016) Are take-home naloxone programmes effective? Systematic review utilizing application of the Bradford Hill criteria. Addiction , 111 , (7) .

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Delargy, Ide and Ryan, Gerry and Flanagan, Siobhan and Gallagher, Hugh (2016) Dependence on Over the Counter (OTC) codeine containing analgesics: treatment and recovery with buprenorphine naloxone. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction , 14 , (5) , pp. 873-883.

Klimas, Jan and Egan, Mairead and Tobin, Helen and Coleman, Neil and Bury, Gerard (2015) Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention for overdose prevention and naloxone distribution by general practice trainees. BMC Medical Education , 15 , (206) .

(2015) From Drugnet Europe. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 54, Summer 2015 , pp. 24-25.

Davies, Mark (2015) Clinical question: What are the benefits and harms of naloxone in opiate‐exposed newborn infants? Cochrane Clinical Answers .

Bannon, Fiona (2015) From Drugnet Europe. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 52, Winter 2014 , p. 24.

Bury, Gerard (2015) Take home naloxone for Ireland. Irish Medical Journal , 108 , (3) .

Giglio, Rebecca E and Li, Guohua and DiMaggio, Charles J (2015) Effectiveness of bystander naloxone administration and overdose education programs: a meta-analysis. Injury Epidemiology , 2 , (10) .

Klimas, Jan and O'Reilly, Martin and Egan, Mairead and Tobin, Helen and Bury, Gerard (2014) Urban overdose hotspots: a 12-month prospective study in Dublin ambulance services. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine , 32 , (10) , pp. 1168-1173.

Lyons, Suzi (2013) Proposed regulatory framework for buprenorphine/naloxone products in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 47, Autumn 2013 , pp. 22-23.

Pike, Brigid (2012) UN affirms 100 years of international drug control. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 42, Summer 2012 , pp. 4-5.

Amass, Leslie and Pukeleviciene, Vilma and Subata, Emilis and Almeida, Antonio Rocha and Pieri, Maria Chiara Pieri and D'Egidio, Pietro and Stankova, Zdenka and Costa, Antonio and Smyth, Bobby P and Sakoman, Slavko and Wei, Yan and Strang, John (2012) A prospective, randomized, multicenter acceptability and safety study of direct buprenorphine/naloxone induction in heroin-dependent individuals. Addiction , 107 , (1) , pp. 142-151.

McDermott, Cian and Collins, Niamh C. (2012) Prehospital medication administration: a randomised study comparing intranasal and intravenous routes. Emergency Medicine International , 2012 .

Coleman, Lorraine and Lynn, Ena (2007) Drug users' experiences of overdose. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 23, Autumn 2007 , p. 14.

Long, Jean (2007) Suboxone licensed in Europe. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 22, Summer 2007 , p. 25.

Lynn, Ena (2007) Drug-related deaths and strategies for prevention. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 21, spring 2007 , p. 2.

Long, Jean (2005) Emergency services can now administer naloxone. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 16, Winter 2005 , p. 4.

Long, Jean (2004) Lofexidine and naloxone in the management of opiate dependence: increasing choice. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 10, March 2004 , p. 11.

Long, Jean (2004) Multi-dimensional approach required to prevent overdose. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 10, March 2004 , pp. 12-13.

Sporer, Karl A (2003) Strategies for preventing heroin overdose. British Medical Journal , 326 , (7386) , pp. 442-444.


[] , Kelleher, Lynne Ireland three times above European average for drug related deaths. (27 Sep 2020)

[BBC News Northern Ireland] , Byrne, Leanna Naloxone impact: sharp rise in use of overdose-reversing drug. (27 Jan 2020)

[] Drug users and their families offered training on dangers of a overdose. (30 Aug 2019)

[HSE Website] HSE and partners mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2019. (30 Aug 2019)

[Belfast Telegraph] , Madden, Andrew Surge in use of jab to counter heroin overdoses in Northern Ireland. (24 May 2019)

[] , Ruane, Lynn Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let's remove the barriers to accessing it. (15 Apr 2019)

[] HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses today. (31 Aug 2018)

[Medical Independent] , Cahill, Niamh Call for opioid antidote to be available without prescription. (09 Aug 2018)

[] , Fitzgerald, Cormac 'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives. (19 Feb 2018)

[] , Duffy, Ronan Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families. (25 Jul 2017)

[The Irish News] , Madden, Andrew Major hike in people given emergency help for heroin overdose with Naloxone drug [Northern Ireland]. (10 Oct 2016)

[Medical Independent] , Mulholland, Paul Naloxone programme set to be expanded across Ireland. (15 Sep 2016)

[] , Murphy, Peter 'The whole thing took five minutes': young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict. (01 Sep 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , Baker, Noel Five potentially fatal heroin overdoses reversed by drug that is being rolled out across the country. (01 Sep 2016)

[Irish Examiner] One a day dies from overdose in Ireland. (31 Aug 2016)

[RTE News] Antidote drug pilot programme may be extended. (31 Aug 2016)

[Medical Independent] , Lynch, David Hopes raised for OTC naloxone. (08 Oct 2015)

[Irish Medical Times] , Shannon, June New take-home pilot launched for naloxone. (27 May 2015)

[Medical Independent] Availability of antidote to heroin-related overdoses welcomed. (21 May 2015)

[Department of Health] Ministers welcome availability of life-saving antidote to heroin-related overdoses aimed at reducing drug-related deaths. (21 May 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Riordan, Sean Heroin users to be given antidote. (20 May 2015)

[Dublin People] , Fetherstonhaugh, Neil Minister calls for drug plan ‘now’. (13 Mar 2015)

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

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [YouTube] Video: Take-home naloxone programmes in Europe — overdose prevention. (18 Dec 2014)

[Department of Health] Statement by Varadkar on National Drug-Related Deaths Index. (15 Dec 2014)

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

[] , Sheehan, Maeve Heroin users get antidote syringe for overdoses. (26 Oct 2014)

[Irish Medical Times] , Mudiwa, Lloyd Moves to enhance drug treatment services. (09 Apr 2014)


Public Health England. (2020) Unlinked anonymous monitoring (UAM) survey of HIV and viral hepatitis among PWID: 2020 report. London: Public Health England.

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. (2020) Prescription opioids: Canadian drug summary. Ottawa, Ont.: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

Scottish Drugs Forum. (2019) Staying alive in Scotland: strategies to prevent drug deaths. Glasgow: Scottish Drugs Forum.

Release. (2019) Saving lives: best practice guidance on the provision of naloxone for people who might experience or witness an opioid overdose. London: Release.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2019) Take-home naloxone. Lisbon: EMCDDA.

Forward Trust. (2019) Take Home Naloxone: best practice in preventing fatal opioid overdoses for prison leavers. Kent: Forward.

Depaul. (2018) Depaul annual report 2017. Dublin: Depaul.

Health Service Executive. (2017) Health Service Executive annual report and financial statements 2016. Health Service Executive.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, International Network of People who Use Drugs, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Population Fund, World Health Organization, United States Agency for International Development. (2017) Implementing comprehensive HIV and HCV programmes with people who inject drugs: practical guidance for collaborative interventions. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Health Service Executive. (2016) Clinical guidelines for opioid substitution treatment. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. (2016) Reducing opioid-related deaths in the UK. London: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

Shorter, Gillian W and Bingham, Tim (2016) Service review: Take home Naloxone programme in NI. Consultation with service users and service providers. Belfast: Public Health Agency.

Strang, John and McDonald, Rebecca, eds. (2016) Preventing opioid overdose deaths with take-home naloxone. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

Clarke, Ann and Eustace, Anne (2016) Evaluation of the HSE naloxone demonstration project. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

Strang, John (2015) Naloxone – preliminary advice from the working group updating Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management. London: Public Health England.

Health & Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England. (2015) Take-home naloxone for opioid overdose in people who use drugs. London: Public Health England.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2015) Preventing fatal overdoses: a systematic review of the effectiveness of take-home naloxone. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

United Kingdom. Department of Health, Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Public Health England. (2015) Widening the availability of naloxone. London: Government Publications.

World Health Organization. (2014) Community management of opioid overdose. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Pflanz-Sinclair, Christine and Matheson, Catriona and Aucott, Lorna (2013) General practitioner engagement with the Scottish National Naloxone Programme: A needs assessment project. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland.

Create Consultancy. Fitzgerald, Niamh (2013) Evaluation of suboxone feasibility study in Ireland. Dublin: Department of Health.

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. (2012) Consideration of naloxone. London: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

Expert Group on the Regulatory Framework for products containing buprenorphine / naloxone and buprenorphine-only for the treatment of opioid dependence. (2011) Recommendations of the Expert Group on the Regulatory Framework for products containing buprenorphine / naloxone and buprenorphine-only for the treatment of opioid dependence. Dublin: Department of Health.

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. (2011) The NTA overdose and naloxone training programme for families and carers. London: National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.

Handford, Curtis and Kahan, Meldon and Srivastava, Anita and Cirone, Sharon and Palda, Valerie (2011) Buprenorphine/Naloxone for opioid dependence: clinical practice guideline. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental health.

Health Service Executive. Social Inclusion Unit. Farrell, Michael and Barry, Joseph (2010) The introduction of the opioid treatment protocol. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

NIDA-SAMHSA Blending Initiative. (2010) Buprenorphine treatment for young adults. Bethesda, MD: NIDA-SAMHSA Blending Initiative.

ICGP Working Group. (2006) Drug-related deaths and strategies for prevention. Dublin: Irish College of General Practitioners.

National Medicines Information Centre. (2002) Report to the National Advisory Committee on Drugs on "use of naloxone in the management of opiate dependence syndrome". Dublin: Stationery Office.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 633 - Medical products supply [37750/16]. (29 Nov 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 663, 664, 665, 666 - Drug treatment programmes [Buprenorphine-naloxone & services] [24091/16, 24092/16, 24094/16, 24093/16]. (21 Jul 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 11 - Drugs-related deaths [8033/15]. (25 Feb 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 584 - Drugs-related deaths [49708/14]. (21 Jan 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 160- National Drugs Strategy implementation [46700/14]. (04 Oct 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 596, 597, 598, 599, 601& 602 - Substance misuse [33851/17, 33852/17, 33853/17, 33854/17, 33855/17, 33859/17, 33860/17, 33861/17, 33862/17, 33862/17, 33864/17, 33865/17]. (13 Jul 2013)

[Oireachtas] 205. Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Health and Children if the drug Subutex is approved for the treatment of drug addicts; if not, if it is her intention to use or approve it. [13522/07]. (05 Apr 2007)

[Oireachtas] 139. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Health and Children further to the recent amendment by the Irish Medicines Board for the authorisation of Buprenorphine to be allowed to be prescribed by general practitioners with specialist training, the timeframe for her considerations of this authorisation; if there are obstacles;[35939/06]. (02 Nov 2006)


UISCE. (2019) Brass Munkie. Issue 35: naloxone special. Issue 35: naloxone special , 27 p.. Dublin: UISCE.

Conference or Workshop Item

Smyth, Bobby P (2011) Clinical research in the addiction service: the lows and the highs. In: Irish health research:collaboration and partnership for progress a one day seminar, 11 February, Dr. Steevens' Hospital.


Gilliver, Rosie (2020) How to identify and respond to an opioid overdose. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Help not Harm. (2016) Naloxone Project Ireland. Health Service Executive.

Teaching Resource

(2020) Exchange Training: Naloxone; Needle and syringe programme staff training. Dorset: Exchange Supplies.

Scottish Drugs Forum. (2013) Take Home Naloxone (THN) overdose intervention training resources. Glasgow: Scottish Drugs Forum.


World Health Organization. (2020) Opioid overdose. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Bradbury, Gill and Morris, Danny and Hunt, Neil (2014) Overdose prevention services upon release from prison: Best practices from Scotland, Denmark, Italy and Spain, 2014. Vilnius: Eurasian Harm Reduction Network.


(2020) Take-home naloxone. URL: (2020) Naloxone demonstration project. URL:

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