BOSTON — Fire chiefs from across the region made an urgent, at times personal, appeal to the nation's drug czar Monday to support their fight against the opioid epidemic, ...
Allowing more basic EMS provider staff to administer naloxone could reduce drug overdose deaths that involve opioids, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, “Disparity ...
Responders are administering several doses of Narcan each day, with an influx around the first of the each month
BUFFALO, N.Y. — After responding to three suspected drug overdoses in one car, Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield said there are concerns about the rising need and cost of Narcan.
Responders believe an informational packet with recovery resources, along with a home outreach program, will help addicts recover
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — EMS providers with the Colerain Township Fire Department are taking a different approach to treating heroin-overdose patients.
The new program involves reducing ...
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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 ...
Norwalk Reflector, Ohio
NORWALK, Ohio— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has reached an agreement with naloxone manufacturer Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ...
Police investigate possibility that Fentanyl was mixed with heroin to increase potency
EUCLID, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Heroin Task force along with Euclid Police are investigating a string of five heroin overdoses in Euclid in a matter of hours on Friday.
The task force ...
A rapid rise in heroin overdoses has caused higher demand for the drug
NEWPORT, Ky. — The costly medication used to counteract the effects of heroin, Narcan, comes with high price tags that the Newport Fire Department says will "completely destroy" ...
A team of instructors, led by educator and paramedic Jeff Munson, taught nearly 200 Wis. emergency medical responders, EMTs and AEMTs to recognize the signs and symptoms of a narcotics overdose ...
By Lauren Pack
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking a maker of the drug that counteracts the effects of heroin and opiates to give rebates to consumers ...
As more public safety agencies started stocking naloxone in 2014, the cost of the drug used to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose has skyrocketed in communities across the U.S.
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