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Naloxone is Saving Addict’s Lives in Scotland

Naloxone is saving lives in Scotland, where they give out take home kits of the drug to addicts. Naloxone is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, for example heroin or morphine overdose. The number of kits given out in 2012-2013 went up by 10%, and according to David Liddell, the director of the Scottish Drugs Forum, because of National Naloxone Programme there have been 365 opiate…

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Every Hour a Baby is Born Addicted to Opioids

The opioid dependency epidemic in the United States has grown to such proportions that every hour a baby is born addicted to opioids. These opioid addicted babies are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, because their mother used drugs during her pregnancy. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association takes a look at this issue…