Title

Naloxone: The Surgeon General's Answer to the Opioid Crisis

Date

5-31-2018 2:30 PM

End Time

1-8-2016 3:15 PM

Location

HWC 105

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Major Capstone Seminars

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Abstract

Each day, a startling number of people die due to opioid overdose from prescription or illicit drugs, such as hydrocodone, heroin, and fentanyl. In response to the alarming number of opioid overdoses, the U.S. Surgeon General has advised that the overdose-reversing drug naloxone be of more widespread availability. So far, the outlook seems positive, but do we know what the long-term effects are? Is this really a wise move? From recognizing an overdose to the mechanisms of action, this presentation will explore all things naloxone.

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May 31st, 2:30 PM Aug 1st, 3:15 PM

Naloxone: The Surgeon General's Answer to the Opioid Crisis

HWC 105

Each day, a startling number of people die due to opioid overdose from prescription or illicit drugs, such as hydrocodone, heroin, and fentanyl. In response to the alarming number of opioid overdoses, the U.S. Surgeon General has advised that the overdose-reversing drug naloxone be of more widespread availability. So far, the outlook seems positive, but do we know what the long-term effects are? Is this really a wise move? From recognizing an overdose to the mechanisms of action, this presentation will explore all things naloxone.