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Unintentional drug overdose is now considered to be a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Administering naloxone hydrochloride (“naloxone”) can reverse an opioid overdose and prevent these unintentional deaths.
To explore these laws use the query box below. This page has been updated through February 2014.
PHLR-funded research: "How can public health law support intervention in drug overdoses?"
Network for Public Health Law: "Fact Sheet: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws"