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Doctor gets 30 years to life for over-prescribing painkillers

- 02/05/2016

By Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A doctor convicted of murder for prescribing "crazy, outrageous amounts" of painkillers that left three patients dead has ...


CVS to sell Narcan over the counter in Ohio

- 02/04/2016

More than 15,000 doses of naloxone was given by EMS providers statewide in 2014.


CVS to sell Narcan over the counter in Ohio

- 02/04/2016

By Harrison Hove WCMH COLUMBUS, Ohio — The life-saving drug naloxone (Narcan) will no longer require a prescription at Ohio CVS locations starting next month. The drug has been used ...


2 Ohio toddlers revived with Narcan

- 02/04/2016

Associated Press WARREN, Ohio — Two toddlers believed to have ingested an opiate were revived with a life-saving drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses, authorities ...


Naloxone reversal: Turning helpers into haters

- 02/03/2016

Few things have caused as much recent conversation in EMS as the use of naloxone (Narcan). This lifesaving medication is quickly losing its wonder drug status and many EMS providers now view ...


Obama proposes $1.5 billion to combat opioid abuse epidemic

- 02/03/2016

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing to invest $1.5 billion to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. The Obama administration said the funding would ...


Firefighter suspended over Facebook post against Narcan, addicts

- 02/02/2016

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Officials have suspended a firefighter for 90 days without pay following a controversial post he made on his Facebook page about drug addicts and the drug Narcan. WCVB ...


Opioid abuse bill raises hopes for election-year achievement

- 01/28/2016

By Alan Fram Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a testy election year likely to see scant collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, there's a glint of hope in Congress for ...


Indy EMS to tackle opioid addiction with grant funding

- 01/28/2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services was the recipient of a grant award to reduce opioid overdoses. The "Drug Free Marion County" grant is to the Outreach ...


Trump says border wall will slow deadly heroin epidemic

- 01/26/2016

FARMINGTON, N.H. — Presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed the state’s growing heroin problem at Farmington High School Monday night. Trump said his plan to build a wall ...


Clinton Foundation announces free Narcan Nasal Spray for US high schools

- 01/25/2016

DUBLIN — Every high school in the United States is eligible to receive a carton of Narcan Nasal Spray at no cost through a partnership announced at the Clinton Health Matters Initiative ...


Emergency Medications Act: Understand and advocate for this important legislation

- 01/23/2016

By Nick Adams and Eric Nix The Controlled Substance Act was enacted in 1970, well before modern EMS existed. The bill was signed into law by President Richard Nixon nearly two years before ...


Paramedic invents device to reduce pediatric drug errors

- 01/22/2016

While working for the Miami Children’s Hospital as a flight medic, Michael Jerome noticed that dosing mistakes were far too common when treating children. With that in mind, several ...


Fla. medic arrested for stealing narcotics from ambulance

- 01/21/2016

NAPLES, Fla. — A Collier County paramedic told police he stole Dilaudid from an ambulance to kill himself. Andrew Seager, 34, is on unpaid leave, facing grand theft charges, Wink News ...


Missouri senator pushes for tighter drug monitoring

- 01/20/2016

By Adam Aton Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday that Missouri needs more tools to fight opiate abuse, including a prescription drug monitoring ...


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