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Naloxone And The Rising Cost of Saving a Life

Dan Bigg is the Director of the Chicago Recovery Alliance who have been giving out naloxone since the mid 1990s, in this short film he talks about the impact a rising cost of the drug is having on the number of people whose lives can be saved.

In this film Dan mentions the differing costs of the different forms and formulations of naloxone, including the Enzio Auto-Injector which currently costs over $750.

What are your opinions on the rising costs of this (and other) life saving medications. Is it just a case of needing more equipment suppliers to drive down the costs, via competition or is there some other way to ensure lives can continue to be saved?

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