The Advisory Council of the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has reviewed the evidence on the provision and availability of naloxone in the UK, a medicine which can temporarily reverse the effects of opioids and is used as an emergency treatment for people who overdose on these drugs. The findings of this review, and recommendations to optimise the use of naloxone are presented in this report.
The ACMD has made the following recommendations:
To initiate a formal UK government funded call for research on the carriage and availability of naloxone.
To read the full review and recommendations please follow the link below.