Naloxone, the Overdose Antidote

When people hear the word “overdose,” they immediately think of overdose and death caused from illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine.  But misuse of prescription opiod painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin has increased rapidly in the United States as well. Prescription opioid overdose was responsible for more deaths in the United States from 1999-2008…