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Dr. Brandon Marshall: Overdose prevention centers and naloxone

Dr. Brandon Marshall, from Brown University, will be available for interviews on Wednesday, June 21, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Wednesday, June 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

To curb the opioid crisis, some cities and states are opening overdose prevention centers where controlled substances can be used under professional supervision. Others are finding new ways to distribute naloxone, a medication that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose, to first responders and members of the public.

Available expert:

Dr. Brandon Marshall is a professor of epidemiology at Brown University. He can discuss topics including:

  • Statistics about opioid overdoses and deaths in the U.S.;
  • How naloxone works to reverse an overdose;
  • What naloxone’s new over-the-counter status might mean for the U.S. overdose crisis;
  • The effectiveness of overdose prevention centers; and
  • Common misconceptions about these and other strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.

Declared interests:

Professor Marshall serves as an expert advisor to the Rhode Island Governor’s Overdose Prevention & Intervention Task Force, and is a member of that state’s Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee. He has also served as an ad hoc advisor to the Food & Drug Administration. His research is funded by Arnold Ventures, Open Society Foundations, and the National Institutes of Health.

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