Some drugs make you sick and some can save your life. Heroin and Naloxone are good examples of each – when someone overdoses on heroin, Naloxone may save their life. But having to go through the process of giving someone an intramuscular or subcutaneous injection isn’t necessarily easy or some people. Now the FDA has approved Naloxone in a nasal spray – which is much easier to administer.
I recently read an article that stated: “Medications that treat addiction – buprenorphine, methadone and a third named naltrexone — are a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s plan to combat the opiate epidemic.” Seriously? How can drug addiction be the cornerstone of a plan to combat drug addiction?
Do you need to know you can help? Governor Jerry Brown in California is making further inroads into saving the lives of addicts. A bill making Naloxone – a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose of heroin, prescription painkillers and other opiates – has gone through the legislature, with no opposition, and is currently waiting for his approval.