To clarify... The government is advocating it's use in pain patients who are BELIEVED to be in overdose. The problem is that most people can't tell an overdose from fatigue or the flu. Intractable pain patients on opioids are usually opioid tolerant and naloxone/Narcan/Evzio causes abrupt withdrawal. In a patient who actually needs opioids (intractable pain patient, not drug addict), this abrupt withdrawal can trigger a heart attack.
This is unnecessary because...
If pain patient (or addict) overdoses, the symptom is respiratory depression, which can be overcome with oxygen, BiPAP, and/or CPR. This product is intended to reverse believed overdose while waiting for an ambulance, but CPR has been fine for years.
Naloxone/Narcan/Evzio reverses the opioids, which is fine for an opioid-naive patient, but this device is only for opioid tolerance patients.
With so many family members not understanding us and many being called druggies, would you really want them wielding an opioid blocker? I can easily see easy access to naloxone leading to pain patients (& addicts) being forcefully injected with naloxone against their will to "prove" to them that they're an addict (those people never understand the different being addiction and tolerance & physical dependence).
This product should only be prescribed directly to the addict or pain patient, not "concerned family members" WITH THEIR PERMISSION. It should be treated like Antabuse (giving to someone without permission is forbidden and legally considered poisoning, and carries a black box warning).