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‘Give addicts overdose cure’ Doctors desperate to keep opioid epidemic at bay

TENS of thousands of drug addicts should be given anti-overdose medication to keep at home, according to new advice on preparing for a possible opioid epidemic.

  • Kate Devlin
  • Express

Doctors and health experts fear a death toll to rival that in the US, where the drugs have been implicated in overdoses and the deaths of pop stars Michael Jackson and Prince.

Drugs 1a Getty LLLLNew guidance says addicts should be given an emergency “antidote” called naloxone – which keeps them alive until an ambulance arrives – which they should either keep at home or carry with…

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