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A licensed health care professional who is permitted by law to prescribe an opioid antagonist may, if acting with reasonable care, prescribe, dispense or administer an opioid antagonist [to a drug user in need of such intervention] to treat or prevent a drug overdose without being liable for damages [to such person] in a civil action or subject to criminal prosecution for prescribing, dispensing or administering such opioid antagonist or for any subsequent use of such opioid antagonist. For purposes of this section, “opioid antagonist” means naloxone hydrochloride or any other similarly acting and equally safe drug approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of drug overdose.
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Number of ODs in Relation to Doses of Naloxone Given
Naloxone was administered in only 34% of all reported opioid overdoses witnessed by respondents between March 2012, and October 2012.
NUMBER OF ODs WITNESSED BY RESPONDENTS BY TOWN
March 2012 – April 2012