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Naloxone: An important tool, but not the solution to the opioid crisis

By: Scott Weiner, MD, Contributor Every once in a while, Iíll have a terrible shift in the emergency department (ED) in which I have to pronounce yet another young person dead from an opioid overdose. I typically have to call their parents, who usually express sorrow but not surprise at the horrific news, as we all know how deadly opioid use disorder can be. But more frequently, the overdose patients I care for survive.…

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