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What first responders and lay people need to know about naloxone kits

- 07/23/2015

When Adam Sutherland got out of bed one night to check on his 21-year-old son, Kyle, he had good reason to be concerned. Kyle, a heroin addict several weeks out of rehab, had been showing ...

Inside EMS Podcast: Behind the scenes of a heroin addict

- 07/10/2015

Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS Podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss research from the CDC that ...

CDC: Why heroin use is on the rise

- 07/08/2015

WASHINGTON — Heroin use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels, according to Vital Signs a report from the Centers for Disease ...

Colo. police to begin carrying Narcan

- 06/27/2015

By Mitchell Byars Daily Camera BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Police Department has become the first in the state to begin carrying naloxone, a drug used by emergency responders to reverse ...

News crew saves life of heroin overdose victim

- 06/25/2015

Just before the filming of a news segment, a WPXI photographer began CPR on a man he noticed slumped over in a vehicle; responding paramedics revived the man with Narcan

Video: News crew saves life of heroin overdose victim

- 06/25/2015

The Associated Press WASHINGTON, Pa. — Police are crediting a Pittsburgh TV news crew with saving the life of an overdose victim by calling 911 and performing CPR on him before emergency ...

Naloxone: Public access or excess?

- 06/02/2015

Naloxone, the emergent opioid antagonist of choice in most of the U.S. since the 1970s, is at the center of a risk/reward controversy about whether a potent medication with significant side effects ...

Fire chiefs press for resources to fight heroin overdoses

- 05/19/2015

Boston Globe 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, ...

CDC: Expanding naloxone use could reduce OD deaths

- 05/02/2015

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 ...

NY responders administer more Narcan than ever before

- 04/24/2015

Responders are administering several doses of Narcan each day, with an influx around the first of the each month

NY responders administer more Narcan than ever before

- 04/24/2015

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. “We’re ...

Ohio medics fight heroin abuse with recovery brochures, follow ups

- 03/20/2015

Responders believe an informational packet with recovery resources, along with a home outreach program, will help addicts recover

Ohio medics fight heroin abuse with recovery brochures, follow ups

- 03/20/2015

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 ...

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 ...

Ohio negotiates $6 rebate per dose of Narcan

- 03/07/2015

Norwalk Reflector, Ohio NORWALK, Ohio— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has reached an agreement with naloxone manufacturer Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ...

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