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Rapid Response: EMS needs to support non-prescription Narcan

- 10/02/2015

What happened: CVS, the national pharmacy chain store, announced it will start selling naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits without a prescription in 12 more states. In addition to Rhode Island and ...

CVS to sell over-the-counter Narcan in 12 new states

- 09/30/2015

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy announced it will start selling naloxone without prescription in 12 new states. Previously, the opioid antidote, also known as Narcan, was available for ...

Ind. county Narcan use increases 170 percent

- 09/28/2015

Three local fire-EMS agencies treated six drug overdoses last week alone.

Ind. county Narcan use increases 170 percent

- 09/28/2015

By Zach Crenshaw WSBT SOUTH BEND, Ind. — There have been six drug overdoses in the last week in St Joseph County. Three local fire departments had to give patients Narcan to combat ...

Opioid overdose epidemic: How emergency responders can save lives

- 09/21/2015

LAS VEGAS — Opioid overdose is a widespread problem that affects all communities and socioeconomic groups in the U.S. and has recently become a leading causes of preventable death. Emergency ...

Synthetic drugs suspected in WV EMT assaults

- 09/19/2015

By Dan Griffin WSAZ CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. — Synthetic drugs could be leading to EMTs in the area being bitten, punched, and even having their hair pulled by overdose patients. EMTs ...

Tenn. EMT fired after drug arrest

- 09/18/2015

By Chuck Morris WSMV MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. — A Warren County EMS employee was fired after being arrested last month on drug charges. Travis Roberts, 35, was charged with possession ...

Medic sentenced to 18 months for stealing fentanyl

- 09/17/2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A former paramedic was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for stealing fentanyl from Carter County EMS, where she worked. Amanda Sturgill Jones, 35, pleaded guilty ...

Prosecutor calls synthetic marijuana a public health crisis

- 09/16/2015

Associated Press NEW YORK — New York law enforcement officials have announced a crackdown on synthetic marijuana use, saying it has become a health crisis of near epidemic proportions ...

Spice overdose calls triple for medics in Ind. county

- 09/15/2015

Since July there have been 60 spice overdoses, with 15 attacks to medics.

Ind. medics assaulted on 25 percent of spice calls

- 09/15/2015

By Brittany Tyner WLFI TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. — An increase in the number of spice overdoses is keeping the Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service more than busy, the ambulance service ...

Trending: Narcotics theft

- 09/11/2015

Management of patient's pain is an important treatment medics provide. But some caregivers, unfortunately, abuse the trust put into them to carry and distribute narcotics. In the past few ...

4 ways to use epinephrine 1:1,000 in a pediatric patient

- 09/08/2015

Four different ways to administer epinephrine 1:1,000 to a 1-year-old patient. Learn more about recognizing and treating anaphylaxis.

Pa. police have concerns over naloxone

- 09/08/2015

By Ford Turner Reading Eagle READING, Pa. — Three times in the past two years, heroin or fentanyl abusers have overdosed at a convenience store in the jurisdiction of the Northern Berks ...

Woman charged in heroin death of 14-month-old daughter

- 09/04/2015

By Theodore Decker The Columbus Dispatch REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — A Reynoldsburg woman took her 14-month-old daughter to a Hilltop drug house in May and the child ingested a lethal dose ...

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