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Israeli prof blazes trail to help heroin overdosers, says anyone can save a life

Anyone can reverse a heroin overdose and there is “immense” potential for members of the public to save lives through emergency response, an Israeli researcher has announced after completing a year-long study.

David Schwartz of Bar Ilan University said that his research, supported by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse and just published in Lancet’s peer-reviewed EClinicalMedicine journal, suggests that medicine to reverse heroin overdoses should become as accessible as defibrillators.

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