An Anti-overdose Drug Is Getting Stronger. Maybe That's a Bad Thing?
3 days ago - By The Atlantic
On top of everything else, the pandemic has been a terrible time for overdoses. From June 2020 to June 2021, nearly 100 ,000 Americans died of a drug-related overdose, by far the most in a single year since the opioid crisis began ravaging the United States more than a decade ago. And yet things could have been far worse. When someone ingests too many opioids and stops breathing, we know what to do: Give them naloxone. The drug, sometimes known by one of its brand names, Narcan, is an extraordinary medicine that serves as a crucial tool in the fight against overdoses. Whether taken through...
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