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The opioid debate: could reversing overdoses worsen the epidemic?

The opioid debate: could reversing overdoses worsen the epidemic?

Update: 2018-03-205
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An economics working paper finds that access to Naloxone, a drug to reverse opioid overdoses, may increase opioid abuse. Sarah and Ezra explain the paper that started a social media firestorm — and what it means for combating the opioid epidemic.

References:

Doleac and Mukherjee working paper

A good summary of the debate from The Atlantic

Health Affairs blog post 

Working paper from Daniel Rees

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The opioid debate: could reversing overdoses worsen the epidemic?

The opioid debate: could reversing overdoses worsen the epidemic?