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Maine’s New Overdose Prevention Law

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contentIf you live in Maine and you think that you are at risk for opioid overdose or if you know someone who is at risk for overdose, THERE IS HELP!

Thanks to a new law, your healthcare provider can prescribe naloxone, a life saving medicine that reverses overdoses.

The Maine State Legislature recently passed a law that allows healthcare providers to prescribe naloxone to anyone who is in a position to reverse an opioid overdose. This includes family members, friends, and even bystanders. This is good news: if you think you might be in a situation where you could reverse an overdose, then you can ask your healthcare provider for a prescription. Naloxone typically comes in a kit and is administered in the nose or by injecting a pre-loaded syringe into the arm or leg. You can carry your naloxone kit at all times, so you are ready to help when it’s needed.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

Thank you Scott Gagnon and Alison Jones Webb.

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