Investigadores que trabajan con naloxona afirman que el estigma que rodea a su uso puede constituir un obstáculo para una mayor aceptación de esta sustancia entre pacientes y médicos. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.

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Although giving out naloxone to patients at high risk of overdose sounds like a good idea, researchers who work with the drug say the stigma surrounding its use may be a barrier to wider uptake among both patients and doctors.

Patients may feel they're being treated like addicts and that their opioid prescriptions will be tempered, while doctors worry that just talking about naloxone may scare patients away, said Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, of the University of Washington in Seattle.

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