Naloxone is a safe and effective drug to reverse opioid overdose. This paper examines trends of naloxone use in a sample of people that frequently inject drugs in Tasmania. While awareness of naloxone is high, many consumers are not aware that the drug can be purchased over the counter at pharmacies and almost none had done so in the past six months. Effort needs to be made to understand the concerns that consumers have about the drug in order to increase its uptake in Tasmania.

 

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Author(s)

Callula Sharman and Raimondo Bruno
Date Commenced
30 May 2019
Resource Type
Drug Trends Bulletins