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From Yale School of Medicine: New ways to help people avoid opioid overdose and beat addiction

On average, two people die of drug overdose every day in Connecticut. Although the growing availability of the overdose antidote naloxone has saved many lives, the death toll from opioid overdose is still staggering. There's growing recognition that more must be done to stem the rising tide of prescription opioids and heroin.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy hailed efforts by Yale University researchers to help address the problem during a press conference on Oct. 6 at Yale School of Medicine. A group of four faculty members called the Connecticut Opioid REsponse (CORE) Initiative, co-authored a report commissioned by the governor, which he said would become a foundation for his legislative agenda concerning opioids.

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Published: Friday, October 21, 2016