Michigan increases access to naloxone

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We’ve finally increased access to life preservers. Now, how do we get them out of the sea?

It’s official.

The new laws will allow a state resident to obtain a prescription for naloxone, also known by its brand name, Narcan, to immediately reverse the effects of an opiate overdose, whether due to heroin or a prescription drug such as Vicodin or OxyContin. It also requires emergency medical technicians to carry it on the ambulance, something that is already common practice throughout southeast Michigan.

This is very good news.

The next big question is, what comes after the OD?