Opioid Overdose: Preventing and reducing opioid overdose mortality
UN Office on Drugs and Crime and World Health Organization, 2013
This discussion paper outlines the facts about opioid overdose (responsible for 70000 to 100,000 deaths worldwide each year), the actions that can be taken to prevent and treat (reverse) opioid overdose and areas requiring further investigation.
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