Naloxone prescriptions double in the US

The number of naloxone prescriptions issued in the US doubled from 2017 to 2018, increasing from 271,000 to 557,000. Approximately 68,000 people died from drug overdoses in the US in 2018, down from over 70,000 in 2017. Two-thirds of deaths from drug overdose in the US are attributed to opioid drugs.