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The Impact of Naloxone Access Laws on Opioid Overdose Deaths in the U.S.

Opioid overdose is the leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S. Narcan TM (Naloxone) is a prescription medicine that can reverse overdose effects. This research investigates the effect of Naloxone access laws on overdose death rates using state and temporal variation in the enactment of these laws. We also explore possible spillover effects between Naloxone access laws and overdose death rates across states.

Presented by: Elham Erfanian, West Virginia University

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