Effective opioid overdose prevention needs more than over-the-counter access

Opinion piece on the Columbia Spectator on why skills training offered by Columbia's program is crucial to realizing the life-saving potential of OTC naloxone.

May 01, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the life-saving medication naloxone—for which the brand name is Narcan—for over-the-counter access. This is an important step in helping address opioid overdoses and saving lives—but it’s not nearly enough. You first need to learn about opioids and naloxone, and develop the skills to administer this life-saving medication.


Read the full piece on the Columbia Spectator.