Saving lives for just $40

February 2014

Several lives have been saved through a project training illicit drug users to reverse overdoses through naloxone injections worth just $40.

More than 100 potential witnesses to opioid overdoses, including 59 users, have been trained how to inject naloxone in a $43,000 trial.

The medication is widely used in hospitals and by paramedics to reverse the effects of heroin and other opioids, such as methadone.

The Perth project, funded by the Drug and Alcohol Office, will be evaluated by
Curtin University's National Drug Research Institute

To continue reading, please visit the WA Sunday Times, Originally published by Peter Law, Sunday Jan 26, 2014.