FDA Approves Portable Drug Overdose Treatment
The FDA has approved an emergency drug overdose treatment for use in homes and community settings. The treatment is a pocket-size injector filled with medication that reverses the effects of an overdose. The device is called Evzio and it delivers a single dose of the drug Naloxone which has been the standard treatment for an overdose but until now has only been available in hospitals. Once turned on, the device will give verbal instructions to whoever is using it about how to deliver the medication, similar to how an automated defibrillator works. Just one more way the FDA is trying to battle the overdose epidemic that has spread throughout the states.
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