Preventing fatal opioid overdose

Preventing fatal opioid overdose

There are 2 comments on the Detroit News story from Feb 10, 2014, titled Preventing fatal opioid overdose. In it, Detroit News reports that:

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died last week, at the age of 46, from an apparent heroin overdose.

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CV Compton Shaw

Renton, WA

#1 Feb 10, 2014
Substance abuse should be considered a medical issue rather than a criminal issue.Many substance abusers are unaware of the adverse medical effects of the same. Education concerning the adverse medical, social, economic, and cultural effects of substance concomitant with appropriate social, medical, and economic support can lead them out of substance abuse and/or ameliorate the adverse effects associated with the same not only on the substance abuser but on the community as a whole. The criminalization of narcotics, as was the tragic case with Mr. Seymour, only leads to the aforementioned tragic consequences for the individual and the community.

Since: May 13

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#2 Feb 11, 2014
Naloxone ought to be available without prescription.

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