White House Urges Naloxone Access To Prevent Overdose Deaths
The suggestion comes amid rising numbers of opioid overdose-related deaths.By Christian Bryant | February 11, 2014
Deaths from OD'ing on prescription painkillers have jumped almost 20 percent since 2006.
And the Obama administration says this could help: the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Ben Mills)
The news comes from a report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy that says prescription drug abuse is a bigger problem in the U.S. than heroin use, which came back into the spotlight following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. (Via The White House)