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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 ...


Addiction treatment center for firefighters, paramedics opens

- 12/01/2014

By John Keilman Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Scott Schaben started working as a suburban firefighter in the 1980s, bonding with his co-workers over off-duty beers. But his social drinking ...


Pa. police to carry Naloxone

- 11/27/2014

By Mari A. Schaefer The Philadelphia Inquirer DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. — Delaware County police officers will be the first in Pennsylvania to be able to carry Naloxone, a drug that can ...


Price of Narcan on the rise

- 11/26/2014

By Lot Tan Journal-News HAMILTON, Ohio — The price of a life-saving drug that counteracts the effects of a heroin overdose has increased by 55 percent in the past three weeks, according ...


Drug diversion charges may be dropped against former medic

- 11/25/2014

By Liz Markhlevskaya The Foster's Daily Democrat DOVER, Del. — A judge at Strafford County Superior Court is considering a motion to dismiss charges against former Rochester firefighter ...


Ex-medic pleads not guilty to stealing drugs

- 11/21/2014

By Mike Carter The Seattle Times SEATTLE — A former South King County paramedic has pleaded not guilty to three counts of tampering with consumer products for allegedly stealing morphine ...


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