Our governor should consider stepping aside because his refusal to allow naloxone to be sold over the counter to save a life runs contrary to the morals of society (“LePage says long-delayed opioid antidote rules don’t need his OK,” Jan. 29). An attitude that naloxone doesn’t save a life but merely extends it until the next overdose is as insane as it gets. Alcohol also kills people, so why not discontinue enforcement and just let the effects of it kill as many people as it will? If it’s a heart attack, then why worry about saving them? They’ll only die later on.

How many children in Maine have lost a parent to a drug overdose? How is that child going to feel when they get older and understand that something existed that may have saved their parent’s life but the only thing that prevented it was a signature?

Stanley Boynton Winthrop

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