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Interesting article. You mention that none of the government funding is going to basic research. Where is the funding going? Also, it seems from the description that the basic research is already there, but what the scientists really need is funding for the translational science and the drug development…
Hi Laura. Agreed that translational science needs funding. Here’s what Obama’s $1.1 billion for opioid abuse will cover: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/02/04/president-obama-proposes-11-billion-new-funding-address-prescription
Drug overdose can mimic other respiratory emergencies, essential to supply rescue breathing. Live human study in Ontario, Canada tens of thousands taught chest compressions for respiratory emergency. Any ten year old should know a respiratory emergency is not a cardiac arrest. Don’t suffer any breathing problem you may get tortured to death. Costing us all a fortune many left with permanent brain damage lack of oxygen.
Your pet eats any poison or a drug the veterinarian will give respiratory assist and antidotes, not kill them with chest compression’s only nor full CPR! Why do we allow this to happen to our women and children?
New program started March 22 ‘Face the Fentanyl’ a life threatening resuscitation teaching. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/our-minds-have-been-poisoned-accepted-beliefs-bryant-mcgill-thompson
My letter Emergency Medicine News Dec. 2015 http://journals.lww.com/em-news/Fulltext/2015/12000/Letter__Flaws_in_Toronto_s_Opioid_Overdose.14.aspx
My son has been fighting Heroine Addiction for years would be great to have a vaccine Available Methadone seems to be another ball and chain on addicts they still cannot function on a daily basis.
Thanks for your words, Deborah. Here’s hoping better treatments become available.
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