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Fla. man high on bath salts slaps fire chief

- 03/27/2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A battalion chief was attacked by a man who was apparently high on bath salts last Friday. MyNews13 reported that Chief Michael Inglett was heading to the firehouse ...

Medic at botched execution had trouble starting IV

- 03/17/2015

WASHINGTON — The difficulty of finding a vein to start an IV on a death-row prisoner played a role in a botched execution, according a report released by state officials investigating the ...

Trending: More EMS agencies administering TXA

- 03/11/2015

Tranexamic acid or TXA, known for its use to treat wounded soldiers with severe bleeding, prevents the breakdown of clots and helps slow bleeding, often improving a patient’s outcome of ...

Minn. air ambulance uses TXA as standard protocol

- 03/10/2015

By Jeff Hansel Post-Bulletin ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo One medical helicopters have enough blood products, equipment and tests to provide hospital-comparable service, although fewer ...

Rising Narcan costs may mean departments scale back

- 03/10/2015

The Associated Press CAMDEN, N.J. — Price hikes are curtailing access to a popular form of an antidote to heroin overdoses, with costs doubling in the past year and the manufacturer's ...

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

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