Heroin Overdose Antidote Approved by FDA

 

 

We are all too familiar with the heroin epidemic affecting our country.  We have seen the grave and serious consequences of Heroin use in our cities and in our streets. We have addressed this topic before as the peril our children it places our children who succumb to the problems associated with heavy drug use.

The government recently took a wise step when The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a drug called Evzio.

 Evzio, is a Nalaxone.  Nalaxone has been considered the principal treatment for drug overdose until now; it was usually administered by syringe in an ambulance or emergency rooms.   The unfortunate rise in drug overdose deaths has created a push to disseminate more protection for more people.

 Evzio is a strong antidote for drug overdose that involves heroin or opioids derived pain killers.  The drug could be administered by friends and family members with regard to possible heroin overdose while waiting for medical care to arrive. The antidote will be available with a prescription from a physician and may be kept on hand at the home in case of an emergency. Enzio takes the form of a device that automatically injects the right dose of the drug.

I often ask parents not to give up on their child who is affected by a drug habit.  I encourage parents to get involved in their children´s lives and to make it their business to know what their kids are doing and who they are hanging out with.

This new drug Evzio might be a good thing for families of drug users to keep nearby.  Nobody likes to contemplate the possibility that something as terrible as a drug overdose could possibly affect them.  But it is possible and it does happen, an individual with a drug habit can overdose.

Take precautions if you can.  If you are working with a family member who has a heroin problem, take the time to discuss with a physician or treatment center if you should have Evzio at home in case of an emergency.  It might just save the life of a loved one.

I am Attorney Martin E. Regan, Jr. and these are my personal thoughts…