Whatever happened to the dustup on the cost of the epipens? That they were super expensive and folks that needed them couldn’t afford.
So now with push to make stuff like Narcan more accessible, I’m thinking it will only make things worse. As in it would push some to say “ah, all good. I can use and get something to reverse.” So we’re saving those that don’t give a $hit and not helping those that have no choice (allergies”.
Yes, I get that there are many who got addicted from after effects of stuff like surgery, crashes, etc. I’m more thinking of those that flat about abuse. But maybe it would be hard to differentiate between the two.
went to a lecture on the opioid epidemic in Hawaii and alternatives to opioid therapy
speaker was from UPenn, and he mentioned the local bill to make the naloxone nasal spray available
he said it is a TERRIBLE idea
the usual dose of the drug is 0.4 mg, and the nasal spray is 4.0 mg!
if the person is not ODing on opioids, you are giving them 10x the normal dose
his other example is Prince, he had an OD the week before he died, but someone was there to administer the Narcan
the time he died, there was no one there with him
the speaker stressed that if you ever need to use the drug, you need to make sure that the recipient is going to get help after the incident