The gaps we have out there between crisis response, and Narcan
, and then going to detox, and then going to treatment, and then going to recovery, is creating a lot of the problems with the inability to solve this problem.
Cardinal Health's Opioid Action Program does just that by expanding their work in prevention education and provider education, donating life-saving Narcan
and increasing support for community drug take-back events.
- a drug that can potentially reverse an opioid overdose if given early enough - is becoming more readily available to professionals and the public (including addicts and their loved ones), which will potentially reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths.
One version of Narcan
is called Evzio and is made by the pharmaceutical company Kaleo.
None of this, however, is as significant as the naloxone or Narcan
doses we now have scattered throughout the lab.
And, like other districts, Narcan
is available at schools to counteract a potential overdose.
When naloxone, a prescription drug, was first approved as Narcan
, it was available only as an injection.
He collapsed at the police station an hour later and needed four doses of the opiate antidote Narcan
One of the approaches Compton presented centered on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and the use of naloxone, often known by its brand names, Narcan
works by separating the opioids from the opiate receptors in the brain.
We are pleased to offer this critical information to EMS providers interested in learning how to use Narcan
as they combat this concerning trend in our upcoming webinar.
Having the immediate ability to administer Narcan
to reverse the effects of drug overdoses in the field can save many lives.
Naloxone, which has been used to treat opioid overdoses for 45 years, is now available as a nasal spray under the trade name Narcan
, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2015.
Ever since the workshop, Warren Alpert Medical School student Rohan Katipally said he carries an information card in his white coat about how to use Narcan
, a prescription for naloxone.
However, naloxone in self-contained, nasal-spray delivery packaging (branded as Narcan
from Adapt Pharma) was approved by FDA late last year.