Naloxone administration by emergency medical service providers increased 75% between 2012 and 2016, mirroring the trend in fatal opioid overdoses over the period, according to an analysis released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Young adults comprised a growing share of naloxone recipients and opioid-related deaths over the period, the study found. Almost one in four recipients was aged 25-34 in 2016, up from 17% in 2012.

Related News Articles

Headline
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform today held the third in a series of hearings examining solutions to the opioid epidemic, which focused on the…
Headline
More than half of the 4.2 million Americans who reported misusing prescription opioids when surveyed between 2012 and 2014 also reported binge drinking,…
Headline
The Food and Drug Administration today published a notice seeking comment through July 30 on a potential change to the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and…
Headline
A federal task force created by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 to recommend updates to best practices for managing chronic and acute pain…
Insights and Analysis
AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., and Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, highlight a…
Chairperson's File
During Mental Health Month, let’s all remember that caring for the whole person improves health and saves lives.