Naloxone Overdose Prevention Laws

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Unintentional drug overdose is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Administering naloxone hydrochloride (“naloxone”) can reverse an opioid overdose and prevent these unintentional deaths. This dataset focuses on state laws that provide civil or criminal immunity to licensed healthcare providers or lay responders for opioid antagonist administration.

This is a longitudinal dataset displaying laws from January 1, 2001 through July 1, 2017.

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