- Department of Health, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and Public Health England
- 10 November 2015
- Last updated:
- 1 August 2017, see all updates
Explains regulations that widen the availability of naloxone, a drug used as an antidote for heroin (or other opiate) overdoses.
Regulations introduced on 1 October 2015 widened the availability of naloxone, a medicine which reverses the effects of a heroin (or other opiate) overdose. This factsheet explains the regulations and how they can be implemented.
Published: 10 November 2015
Updated: 1 August 2017
- Revised guidance on widening the availability of naloxone, to reflect its increased availability since 2015 legislation.
- Updated to include section 5.1 on supply of naloxone to children and young people.
- First published.