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Police: Fla. teen on flakka claimed she was Satan

- 05/14/2015

She ran towards officers nude and covered in blood; she is suspected to have taken the hallucinatory street drug


Police: Fla. teen on flakka claimed she was Satan

- 05/14/2015

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A 17-year-old girl suspected of being high on flakka was arrested after running toward officers, nude and covered in blood and yelling that she was Satan. The hallucinatory ...


Remember 2 Things: Tips for administering nitroglycerin

- 05/13/2015

Steve Whitehead explains why the spray version of the drug doesn't have to be applied under the patient's tongue, and someone with a history of high blood pressure may have a relative hypotension. ...


NY ambulance company without narcotics for patients

- 05/12/2015

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — A volunteer ambulance company is without narcotics to treat patients after its control substance agent resigned. Bridgehampton Fire Rescue, operated by the Bridgehampton ...


Lawsuit: Ky. medic replaced Fentanyl with water

- 05/04/2015

By Leeann Akers Journal-Times CARTER COUNTY, Ky. — The Carter County Emergency Medical Services, EMS Director Jerry Horn, Dr. Carolyn A. Moore, and former EMS paramedic Amanda Sturgill-Jones ...


CDC: Expanding naloxone use could reduce OD deaths

- 05/02/2015

Allowing more basic EMS provider staff to administer naloxone could reduce drug overdose deaths that involve opioids, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, “Disparity ...


Mass. opioid overdoses top 1,000 in 2014

- 04/30/2015

The Associated Press BOSTON — State health officials say more than 1,000 people died as a result of opioid-related overdoses in Massachusetts last year — an increase of 33 percent ...


Mass. opioid overdoses top 1,000 in 2014

- 04/29/2015

The state has seen a 13 percent increase since 2012


Medic arrested for drug trafficking faces child porn charges

- 04/29/2015

By Matt Swearengin Durant Daily Democrat ATOKA, Okla. — An Atoka man authorities say is an emergency medical technician who was previously arrested for possessing methamphetamine with ...


Narcotics missing from Ohio fire stations

- 04/26/2015

The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police are investigating the possible theft of narcotics from two Columbus fire stations after several bottles of painkillers disappeared ...


NY responders administer more Narcan than ever before

- 04/24/2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. — After responding to three suspected drug overdoses in one car, Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield said there are concerns about the rising need and cost of Narcan. “We’re ...


What the flakka is this new drug?

- 04/23/2015

News reports with descriptions of men running naked, performing sex acts on a tree, and fighting with police officers are sure to draw the attention of civilians and EMS providers. Flakka ...


Palcohol creator fends off efforts to ban product

- 04/22/2015

The powered alcohol was approved the FDA last month but six states have already outlawed it, and about 30 more states are working on legislation that would prohibit sales


Palcohol creator fends off efforts to ban product

- 04/22/2015

The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After ...


Inside EMS Podcast: Do EMS volunteers have too many educational restraints?

- 04/17/2015

Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS Podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a question from listener ...


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