Monday, May 13, 2013

PubMed Update April 2013

10 papers this time. Good stuff.

Strang J, Bird SM, Parmar MK.
J Urban Health. 2013 May 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Comment: Really interesting article on the design of the N-ALIVE trial of naloxone provision to prisoners pre-release.

Tedesco D, Di Pietra AM, Rossi F, Garagnani M, Del Borrello E, Bertucci C, Andrisano V.
J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2013 Apr 6;81-82C:76-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2013.03.024. [Epub ahead of print]
Comment: Methods paper demonstrating methorphan in some heroin samples involved in overdose death.

Hakansson A, Berglund M.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Apr 24. doi:pii: S0376-8716(13)00109-9. 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.03.014. [Epub ahead of print]
Comments: Another analysis of post-release mortality among prisoners, in which the largest group (39%) of deaths were due to accidental or undetermined intent poisoning.

Davis C, Webb D, Burris S.
J Law Med Ethics. 2013 Mar;41 Suppl 1:33-6. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12035.
Comments: Excellent analysis of naloxone and Good Samaritan legislation.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Naloxone: Keep it with your lipstick

Excellent "Here and Now" radio story on naloxone in Massachusetts and administration by parents!


Mother Saves Her Son From Overdose Thanks To Pilot Program