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Conn. college students overdose on MDMA, 4 remain hospitalized

- 02/24/2015

Josh Kovner The Hartford Courant MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Ten Wesleyan students and two visitors have been hospitalized, with at least two in critical condition, after overdosing over the ...


Narcan costs skyrocket in Mass.

- 02/19/2015

NPR REVERE, Mass. — Calls to the fire department for suspected drug overdoses are increasingly common in Revere, Mass. The department responded to 16 overdose calls in a single six-day ...


Is police use of naloxone really saving lives?

- 02/17/2015

Change in EMS isn’t usually easy, or painless. The first research suggesting that pneumatic anti-shock garments (PASGs or MASTs) might do more harm than good appeared in the mid-1980s, ...


Narcan costs spike, straining Ohio EMS budget

- 02/05/2015

The demand for the drug to counteract a heroin overdose is on the rise, which is driving up expenses for EMS


Narcan costs spike, straining Ohio EMS budget

- 02/05/2015

WCPO CINCINNATI, Ohio — The director of emergency medical services in Cincinnati asked for more money Thursday, with growing concern about the spike in costs to treat heroin overdoses ...


Medication shortages strain Pa. EMS

- 01/26/2015

By Ford Turner Reading Eagle READING, Pa. — Anthony Tucci and his ambulance crews have never been able to do anything about the bumpy roads that make it tougher to administer lifesaving ...


Taylor Swift parody highlights ER drug abuse

- 01/22/2015

The fun song "We are never giving drugs in the ER," a parody of "We are never getting back together," points out the seriousness of non-medical abuse of prescription drugs


Pharmacology Guidelines app provides drug information to paramedic students

- 12/29/2014

A new Emergency Pharmacology mobile app provides paramedic students in Australia and New Zealand with access to information about drugs to give in emergencies. The app is a joint project between ...


FDA cracks down on caffeine powder sales after teen's death

- 12/24/2014

By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal ...


Va. hospital under federal investigation for prescription drug thefts

- 12/20/2014

The USDA served Lynchburg General Hospital pharmacy with a warrant related to hundreds of thousands of dollars in possible drug thefts, including thefts from ambulance drug boxes


Va. hospital under federal investigation for prescription drug thefts

- 12/20/2014

The Associated Press LYNCHBURG, Va. — Federal drug investigators are working to find out what happened to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription medications in the Lynchburg ...


Heroin overdoses in W.Va. sap medic resources

- 12/16/2014

By Eric Eyre The Charleston Gazette KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. — Kanawha County’s heroin problem is overwhelming law enforcement agencies and fire departments, a county substance abuse ...


Md. pharmacies to stock Narcan

- 12/11/2014

By Natalie Sherman The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE, Md. — As Gov.-elect Larry Hogan pledged to declare a "state of emergency" to combat the spike in heroin-related deaths, state ...


Remember 2 Things: Legal marijuana use still has consequences

- 12/11/2014

Steve Whitehead reminds us that marijuana is illegal in most states and if an agency prohibits it, EMTs can be disciplined even when using in a state where it's allowed.


Mass. couple found dead in possible heroin overdose

- 12/08/2014

By Shawn Regan The Eagle-Tribune HAVERHILL, Mass. — Police are investigating whether a heroin overdose killed the husband and wife found dead in their home Saturday morning by their ...


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