Compound Reverses Effects of Potentially Deadly Drugs

Drug overdoses in the United States have risen sharply in the last two decades. To identify a more universal treatment for drug overdose, a team of scientists tested a chemical compound as an antidote for methamphetamine and fentanyl. “There are a variety of non-opioid drugs of abuse that do not have a specific antidote,” says Lyle Isaacs , a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMD.