ISRAELI AND US RESEARCHERS FIND WAY TO FIGHT PRESCRIPTION OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS

Passersby who are not trained medics can save lives. This has been proven for decades as citizens around the world have performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (chest compression and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) or used a defibrillator (a device to restore normal heartbeat by sending an electric shock to the heart. 

Now, Israeli researchers have shown that properly-equipped laymen can potentially save people from dying from opioid overdose. Statistics from 2018 show that every day, an average of 128 people in the US alone die after overdosing on opioids. There are similar cases in Canada and many other Western countries, including Israel (but the problem is regarded as much less serious in this country).

 

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