Chicago Group Piloting Overdose-Reversal Vending Machines

Inspired by a similar program in Las Vegas, Chicago Recovery Alliance, a non-profit harm reduction organization who provide syringe exchange and overdose prevention services, had been toying with the idea of putting up vending machines offering naloxone and safer use supplies for a long time. Dan Bigg, the alliance’s founder, used to talk about it regularly before his death in 2018, according to Karen Bigg, Chicago Recovery Alliance’s director of community relationships.

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Pop-up drug room launched in Glasgow where people can inject safely

A safe drugs initiative that started with a mobile van has expanded with a new tent after police opted to turn a blind eye. Activist Peter Krykant raised cash for tents, manned by ­volunteers, after his converted minibus was used by scores of injecting heroin and cocaine users in Glasgow city centre. It was equipped with seats and tables, with sterile injecting equipment, a ­defibrillator and naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin overdoses.

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Elorac Biotherapeutics Announces Amendment to Naloxone Lotion Phase III Study For Increased Access to Patients

Elorac, Inc., Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative, best-in-class, proprietary drugs, announced it has amended its current clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of topically applied naloxone hydrochloride lotion, 0.5%, for the treatment of moderate or severe pruritus in patients with the mycosis fungoides or Sézary Syndrome forms of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL). The original double-blind, cross-over, multi-center Phase 3 study has been amended to provide access to naloxone lotion to all enrolled subjects for an additional six months after study completion.

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Nasal sprays are a known remedy for preventing opioid overdose deaths

Between 250 and 270 people die each year from heroin or opioid overdoses in Norway. In the EU, thousands die. European users now have a better option available for helping each other. Time is of the essence when a person has overdosed on heroin or other opioids. Mortality is high. But a friend can give an antidote quickly if it’s readily available.

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