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Surgeon General Announces Naloxone Recommendations

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued a health advisory last week urged more Americans to carry the life-saving medication naloxone that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The medication is currently carried by many first responders, such as EMTs and fire department personnel and police officers, but the Surgeon General is now recommending family, friends, and those personally at risk of an opioid overdose to also keep the drug on hand. Dr. Adams also wrote an op-ed for the Journal of the American Medical Association on how health care providers can raise naloxone awareness.

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