Drug Overdose Reversal Drug Recall May Put Lives at Risk
Overdosing is a serious problem in St. Louis, as well as in our country as a whole. Fortunately, medications have been developed that can reverse the effects of overdoses, which often lead to death. One of these medications is Narcan (naloxone), and it’s supposed to work well for opioid overdoses. Even so, it’s essential to get overdose victims to the emergency room as soon as possible, because the effects of the drug don’t last very long.
In order to administer Narcan properly, the drug has to be sprayed into the nostrils of the person who has overdosed. Police officers and paramedics have had access to the Narcan kits, but recently, these kits have also been made available to the loved ones of those who have known drug addictions.
Narcan was recently recalled because of several complaints that were made regarding defective kits. These kits were said to not deliver a complete plume of medication, which means that recipients may not be able to receive enough of the life-saving medication to help them recover. The recall applies to about 66 batches of the kits that have been distributed around the country.
It’s important to notify a St. Louis defective drug attorney if you believe a loved one has been harmed by one of these defective kits. Only a St. Louis defective drug attorney can inform you of your rights and advise you about how to proceed.