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# Naloxone

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Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let's remove the barriers to accessing it
There are more deaths in Ireland as a result of overdose than road traffic accidents and many of these deaths are preventable, writes senator Lynn Ruane.
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HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses
“Every use of Naloxone is potentially a life saved,” the HSE said.
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Americans urged to carry overdose antidote in effort to tackle drug deaths
The US’s chief doctor has issued his office’s first national public health advisory in 13 years.
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'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives
Naloxone was rolled out across Depaul services in 2016.
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Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families
Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.
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'The whole thing took five minutes': Young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict
Melanie Froud has worked with homeless shelters for the past nine years, but it was only last October that she was able to save someone’s life, with a new overdose drug.
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A new heroin overdose drug has saved five lives under a HSE pilot programme
Ireland has the third-highest rate of deaths from overdose in Europe.
# Drugs
Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin
The Ana Liffey Drug Project also wants to develop a Naloxone programme and a crisis detox unit for drug users.