Nasal spray treats heroin overdose

27 octubre 2014

Researchers have developed a nasal spray to treat drug overdoses. When too much heroin enters the body, the breathing centre in the brain is dulled. Breathing will slow or stop completely, and death occurs quickly if no breathing assistance or treatment is given. Currently, paramedics treat overdoses with an injection, either as an intramuscular injection, or sometimes straight into the veins.