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A Drug for Opioid Overdose is Becoming Over-the-Counter in Texas

A drug called Naloxone is being made available over the counter in Texas. The drug is a nasal spray that helps in the immediate aftermath of an opioid overdose. There’s a Houston medical toxicologist who sees a lot of these overdose cases, and he’s worriedly watching those numbers climb. His name is Dr. Spencer Greene, […]

Houston Matters microphonesA drug called Naloxone is being made available over the counter in Texas. The drug is a nasal spray that helps in the immediate aftermath of an opioid overdose.

There’s a Houston medical toxicologist who sees a lot of these overdose cases, and he's worriedly watching those numbers climb. His name is Dr. Spencer Greene, director of medical toxicology and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

He tells us about Naloxone and how its wider availability might affect those with opiate addictions.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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