Narcan, a brand-name prescription nasal spray effective at reversing opioid overdoses, can be sold over the counter, the Food and Drug Administration decided today. Narcan’s active agent is naloxone.
In Washington state, 42% of respondents said they had used the dangerous opioid in the previous 3 months.
Overdose death rates with the drug are similar for those under and over 30 – a break from patterns involving heroin and prescribed opioids.
Injury-prevention and addiction specialists at UW Medicine collaborate to produce a web tool for teens and parents.
As International Overdose Awareness Day dawns on Aug. 31, Washington state's largest county has set a new record for fentanyl-related deaths in one year.
Offering directly observed therapy with a video smartphone app did not improve buprenorphine engagement or outcomes, study finds.
Opioid users may need multiple care episodes with buprenorphine before their recovery trajectory is established, findings indicate.
Addiction researcher Caleb Banta-Green offers context to the troubling spike during COVID-19's emergence, and ideas for combating it.
Uptick seen in fatal overdoses involving illicit fentanyl, says UW author of annual drug trends report.
Washington State Department of Health, Julie Graham, 360.810.1628