World self-medication industry
The world federation promoting better health through responsible self-medication
NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization

Launch of the WHO Guidelines on the Community Management of Opioid Overdose

The WHO Guidelines on the Community Management of Opioid Overdose were launched on 5 November 2014 at a meeting in the WHO Headquarters which was attended by representatives from Member States, intergovernmental organizations, development agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and others. Opioid overdose is both preventable and reversible via timely administration of the opioid antagonist naloxone, which is on the WHO Model list of Essential Medicines. Increased access to naloxone could significantly reduce the high numbers of opioid overdose deaths. The new guideline gives specific recommendations on the expanded use of naloxone, a prescription medicine, by non-medical persons, e.g. friends and family of person at risk of opioid overdose. This development is interesting to note as an additional indication of the growing recognition of the role of lay persons in the management of disease and of their ability to safely and appropriately use medicinal products within a well-designed framework. This development also goes in the direction of the current global trend to empower patients and consumers’ in their healthcare, a prerequisite for self-care and self-medication, and for better health outcomes.
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Brian McNamara New Chair of WSMI

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Global Study: Men’s Health Perceptions from around the Globe

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