Prescription drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death. In his Critical Opportunities presentation, Corey Davis, JD, staff attorney at the Network for Public Health Law, suggests that easier access to opioid overdose reversal drugs like naloxone could help prevent overdose deaths.
The Critical Opportunities initiative of the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presents evidence and ideas for proposed legal and policy changes that can positively impact public health challenges. This video presents these ideas and evidence, and includes the practical and political feasibility of implementing the proposed changes to laws and policies. All Critical Opportunities videos can be viewed at http://youtube.com/CriticalOpps4PHL
Learn more about the use of naloxone laws to reverse opioid overdose:
- “Changing Law from Barrier to Facilitator of Opioid Overdose,” published in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Spring 2013
- Naloxone Overdose Prevention Law Map, via LawAtlas
- Public Health Law Webinar Series: Take-Home Naloxone for Opioid Overdose: Exploring the Legal, Policy and Practice, recorded webinar via the Network for Public Health Law
- See the slides from this presentation
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