CDER’s Continued Efforts to Widen Naloxone Access
By: Marta Sokolowska, Ph.D., CDER Deputy Center Director for Substance Use and Behavioral Health
The overdose crisis is one of the most devastating public health crises affecting our country. Based on provisional Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, over 107,000 overdose deaths occurred in the 12-month period ending in August 2022. Furthermore, in 2021, more people aged 15 to 54 died in the United States due to opioid-involved overdose than due to COVID-19.