Maine weighs wider use of drug that prevents overdose deaths

February 5, 2014
by Jackie Farwell
Bangor Daily News

Maine’s failing to prevent drug deaths by limiting distribution of a medication that counteracts overdoses and punishing those who call 911 to report overdoses, according to a recent analysis. But new legislation could change the state’s approach.

The analysis, performed in October by the Trust for America’s Health, was publicized again this week in light of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman by an apparent heroin overdose.

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