According to WashingtonPost.com, 100 Drug-Overdose deaths occur each day. Drug overdose deaths now outnumber those caused by car crashes and homicide meaning that the numbers are jaw-dropping. A major problem in the U.S. is Opiate overdose. In fact, it has contributed significantly to accidental deaths among those who use, misuse or abuse illicit and prescription opioid analgesics.
Sadly, overdose deaths involving prescription opioid analgesics have increased to almost 17,000, yes seventeen thousand deaths a YEAR. Drug poisoning deaths in the U.S. almost doubled in a decade, from 2001 to 2010. It's sad and heartbreaking the times we live in.
Opioids include illegal drugs such as heroin--but it's also inside prescription meds used to treat pain, common ones such as morphine, codeine, methadone, oxycodone (oxytocin, percodan, percocet), hydrocodone (vicodin, lortab, norco), fentanyl, and many more.
Naloxone is the antidote to reverse opioid overdose. So the kit shown above is critical to anyone who believes they may be in the right place at the right time to help someone in this situation.
This kit by Iron Duck includes secure storage spots for 2 Pre-filled Naloxone Syringes (2mg/2ml), and and inside mesh pocket for storage of multiple MAD devices. It's made of 1000D nylon, with room for a CPR Barrier Device, pair of exam gloves, and available in yellow or back.
This is an ideal product for First Responders, Police Officers, Corrections officers, EMT's, Paramedics, Social Workers and even Community Outreach Workers.