You hear a lot these days about the national epi­demic of painkiller over­doses. What you don’t hear so much about is what you can do to respond to those over­doses when they happen, much as we learn about CPR or defib­ril­la­tors for heart attacks.

In an opinion piece just out in the Journal of the Amer­ican Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity assis­tant pro­fessor of law and health sci­ences Leo Beletsky and his co-​​authors argue that the gov­ern­ment should do far more to enable the public to fight over­doses. Why doesn’t it? And what can each of us do?

Read the article at WBUR →