Randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and safety of intranasal and intramuscular naloxone for the treatment of suspected heroin overdose
Debra Kerr, Anne-Maree Kelly, Paul Dietze, Damien Jolley, Bill Barger
Addiction | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2009
We would like to acknowledge Kerry Leigh, a paramedic of the Metropolitan Ambulance Service, for her considerable efforts in training paramedics of all recruiting sites, and coordination of equipment required for the study and People Strategy Innovation Pty Ltd for research support services. This study was supported by a grant received from the Drug Policy and Services, Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. No restrictions were imposed on the investigators. The design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review and approval of the manuscript was the responsibility of the authors. The funders held no responsibility for these tasks. Associate Professor Paul Dietze is funded by a Career Development Award from the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia) Grant. The study was registered with the 'Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry' (ACTRN: 12606000322538).