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Save lives with heroin antidote

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Heroin use is on the rise, a consequence of lower prices and the crackdown on prescription drug abuse. Also on the rise, not surprisingly, are heroin overdoses. The recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is but one example of a heroin overdose that might have ended less tragically if a universally effective opiate-blocking antidote known as naloxone had been available. Death in the case of a heroin overdose isn’t immediate, but typically occurs within ...


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