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Librarians in Oregon Trained to Administer Drug Used to Prevent Deaths

    Librarians in Oregon Trained to Administer Drug Used to Prevent Deaths

Although librarians are best known for worrying about overdue books, lately many have been concerned about overdoses, too. This summer, the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon, is conducting a pilot effort at five libraries to train managers to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose long enough for the…

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Trump’s Plan to “Liberate the Country from Opioids” Instead Liberates Big Pharma from Oversight

    Trump’s Plan to “Liberate the Country from Opioids” Instead Liberates Big Pharma from Oversight

WASHINGTON – In March, President Donald Trump outlined for the first time a broad plan aimed at combating the country’s opioid crisis, which kills an estimated 116 Americans every day. The plan, coming five months after he declared the epidemic a “national health emergency,” included an ad campaign discouraging drug use, expanding addiction treatment, and…

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