Podcast #7: Heroin Overdose and OTC Narcan

Run Time: 4 minutes8254795b-bcfa-4e7b-ad3d-ae985aca7350

Author: Dr. Donald Stader

Educational Pearls:

  • Mexico is number 2 in opium production in the world – Opioids now kill more people than car accidents in the United States.
  • Heroine originally marketed as a less addictive form of Morphine – actually more addictive.
  • 20 in 100,000 deaths in CO are due to Opioid overdose.
  • Naloxone is now available over the counter and should be prescribed for patients to go home with and given information about coming to the ER if it needs to be used.

Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/heroin-overdose-and-otc-narcan/

References:  http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f174.full

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