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Expanded Access to Opioid Overdose Intervention: Research, Practice, and Policy Needs

Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE; Nora D. Volkow, MD; Douglas C. Throckmorton, MD; and Peter Lurie, MD, MPH
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From National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Maryland, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors and should not be construed to represent the views of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the U.S. government.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-2814.

Requests for Single Reprints: Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9589, Bethesda, MD 20892-9589; e-mail, wcompton@nida.nih.gov.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Compton: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9589, Bethesda, MD 20892-9589.

Dr. Throckmorton: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 51, Room 6132, Silver Spring, MD 20993.

Dr. Lurie: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Commissioner, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 1, Room 2320, Silver Spring, MD 20993.

Dr. Volkow: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892.


Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(1):65-66. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-1-201301010-00013
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In this issue, Coffin and Sullivan's analysis suggests that distribution of naloxone to heroin users is likely to be a cost-effective strategy for treating overdose. The editorialists discuss the analysis and encourage future study of this strategy to manage prescription opioid overdose.

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