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Keywords:

  • Addiction;
  • buprenorphine/naloxone;
  • opioids;
  • overdose;
  • Suboxone

ABSTRACT

Background  Opioid overdose is a major source of morbidity and mortality in injection drug users in the United States and many other countries.

Case description  A case is described in which buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) was administered sublingually to reverse a heroin overdose.

Conclusions  Sublingually administered buprenorphine/naloxone might be used as a means to reverse opioid overdose.