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Legal considerations should not prevent anyone from prescribing naloxone. Excellent resources are available for the legal community and medical providers to feel comfortable with prescribing naloxone for overdose prevention. Also, see the statement by the North Carolina Medical Board supporting naloxone distribution.
Closing Death's Door: Action Steps to Facilitate Emergency Opioid Drug Overdose Reversal in the United States, Beletsky L, Burris S, Kral A. 2009. Social Science Research Network
Stopping an Invisible Epidemic: Legal Issues in the Provision of Naloxone to Prevent Opioid Overdose, Burris S, Beletsky L, Castagna C, Coyle C, Crowe C, McLaughlin JM. Drexel Law Review.
This Article comprehensively examines the legal barriers overdose prevention programs must surmount. Part II describes the epidemic and the current interventions. Part III addresses the legal issues that arise in public health programs that provide naloxone to opioid drug users (ODUs).
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