Naloxone should be coprescribed with opioids for all patients at risk for overdose

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2018 passed by the Lok Sabha

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2018, which had been introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2016, was passed by the Lower House on Wednesday, 19th December.

The Bill is to be debated in the Rajya Sabha and passed by the Upper House before it can be enacted.

Here is a copy of the Bill for your comments…read more


Naloxone should be coprescribed with opioids for all patients at risk for overdose

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

New guidelines from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommend that naloxone should be prescribed or coprescribed with opioids to individuals at high risk of an overdose, including, but not limited to: individuals who are on relatively high doses of opioids, take other medications which enhance opioid complications, or have underlying health conditions.

The guideline also recommends that doctors should also educate patients and those who are likely to respond to an overdose, including family members and friends, on when and how to use naloxone….read more

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