FDA Approves Heroin Overdose Antidote For Bystanders To Use
Evzio is the first naloxone kit that can be used by family members and caregivers of heroin addicts to potentially save them from an overdose.By Laura Heck | April 3, 2014
In response to the rising death rates of heroin and other drug overdoses, the FDA rapidly approved a new, hand-held device called Evzio (ee-VEE-zee-oh) that delivers a life-saving heroin and painkiller antidote called naloxone.
"It's a device that automatically injects the right dose of naloxone to someone who has overdosed. It can be prescribed by doctors to family members or caregivers to keep on hand just in case." (Via Time Warner Cable)
If naloxone is delivered to an overdose patient within the one- to three-hour window before death, it can give him or her enough time to get to a hospital for treatment. (Via WGRZ)