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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 ...


Wis. police gain access to Narcan

- 11/21/2014

By Nico Savidge The Wisconsin State Journal MADISON, Wis. — Most of the Madison Police Department’s sergeants are now equipped to treat people overdosing from opiate drugs such ...


26 in Texas sickened by synthetic marijuana

- 11/19/2014

The Statesman AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas Since noon on Monday 26 people have been sickened by the synthetic marijuana commonly known as K2, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. The agency ...


Fla. man gives ex-friend's name for ambulance bill

- 11/14/2014

By Kate Jacobson The Sun Sentinel DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — John Capra was pretty surprised when he saw a $700 bill for a Nov. 6 ambulance ride in Delray Beach. Partly because he hadn't ...


Ex-paramedic sought in drug-tampering case

- 11/13/2014

By Scott J. Croteau The Telegram Gazette WORCESTER, Mass. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former paramedic of a private ambulance company in the city who twice this week failed ...


San Antonio EMS boss made the right call

- 11/13/2014

As EMS providers we are permitted to practice medicine under the control of a medical physician, using a combination of online direction and more often, offline medical protocols that guide our ...



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