The Lazarus Drug

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  • Naloxone might be leading some users to engage in riskier behavior — and causing more deaths than it saves.
  • Naloxone and narcan. Narcan is easy and accessible
  • A moral hazard!! Nobody can agree on whether access to Lazarus drug is a net positive or negative
  • Does it save lives?? Or does it enable more people to feel “safe” taking drugs? Hard to say
  • The Moral Hazard of Lifesaving Innovations: Naloxone, Access, Opioid Abuse, and Crime, by Jennifer L. Doleac and Anita Mukherjee