Colorado hopes to decrease opioid overdose deaths with a new initiative, the Colorado Naloxone Project. The goal is to make Colorado the first state in which every hospital and emergency department is able to identify patients at risk of opioid overdose and then give them naloxone to take home. The medication reverses the effects of an overdose.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams recently issued a national advisory urging Americans to carry the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone. Since…