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Maine Governor Vetoes Legislation Seeking to Increase Access to Life-saving Overdose Antidote Naloxone


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Maine Governor Vetoes Legislation Seeking to Increase Access to Life-saving Overdose Antidote Naloxone

Maine Governor Paul LePage vetoed legislation this week that would have allowed access to the life-saving overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription. Explaining his veto, LePage wrote “naloxone does not truly save lives; it merely extends them until the next overdose.” Every state in the nation, with the exception of five, have either passed or are in the process of passing naloxone access legislation, and thirty states currently allow for sales of the overdose antidote without a prescription.