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Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

Naloxone is used to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Expanding the awareness and availability of this medication is a key part of the public health response to the opioid epidemic.

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Public Health Reports (PHR): The Official Journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service.

  • Public Health Reports (PHR) is the official journal of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service. Published since 1878, PHR has been a key resource for those working in the field of public health.

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  • Help, resources and information is available to combat the National Opioids Crisis.

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Become a Commission Corps Officer

  • The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of more than 6,500 highly qualified, public health professionals.

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Alcohol, Drugs, and Health Report

  • The first Surgeon General’s Report on the prevention, treatment, and recovery of substance misuse and substance use disorders.

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