NZNEP calls for naloxone to be free and widely available

Thursday, November 15, 2018
In New Zealand, around 35 people a year die accidentally overdosing on opioids. Naloxone can quickly reverse an opioid overdose, providing people with more time to get to hospital for treatment, but is not currently available in New Zealand. Kathryn Leafe, Executive Director of the NZ Needle Exchange Programme, says "Naloxone needs to be in the hands of people who use drugs, and their families and friends. If the government wants to make it happen, it can.”