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NZNEP calls for naloxone to be free and widely available

In New Zealand, around 35 people a year die accidentally overdosing on opioids. Naloxone can quickly reverse an opioid overdose, providing people with more time to get to hospital for treatment, but is not currently available in New Zealand. The Executive Director of the NZ Needle Exchange Programme, says "Naloxone needs to be in the hands of people who useLearn More

New report states strong economic case for drug reform

Extra investment in drug treatment, education and harm reduction could benefit NZ economically by $450 million a year, according to a new report. Commissioned by NZ Needle Exchange Programme (NZNEP), NZ Drug Foundation and Matua Raki, the report estimates there would be a net social benefit of $34m to $83m from replacing the Misuse of Drugs Act with new health-basedLearn More