Learn how to use Narcan to revive an overdose patient who is not breathing.
For many medical and trauma emergencies, law enforcement personnel are the true first responders, arriving on scene before EMS providers. Although the law enforcement skill set is highly specialized ...
The company that produces the heroin-fighting medication raised the prices by almost half last year
By Evan Koslof
OCEAN VIEW, Del. — Naloxone, the heroin fighting drug known as Narcan, can save lives, according to Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin. And he said 2015 has ...
By Liz Zemba
GREENSBURG, Pa. — A former Fayette County attorney who avoided jail but surrendered his law license when he was caught delivering heroin to a client at the ...
By Cole Zercoe
In 2009, a young resident of Quincy, (Mass.) overdosed in his mother's home. It was the result of a tragic downward spiral that began with a dependency on prescription pain ...
By Terry Date
ANDOVER, Mass. — Police revived a 21-year-old man believed to be overdosing on heroin Sunday at Flint Circle.
Police administered Narcan to the man, ...
Suspected overdose calls increased 106 percent from 339 in 2013 to 700 in 2014, and another 31 percent to 918 through July
By Kate Irby
The Bradenton Herald
MANATEE, Fla. — The 38-year-old man was sitting on the floor of a bathroom stall in the Manatee County Department of Health. A needle had already been ...
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 ...
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In this week’s Inside EMS Podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss research from the CDC that ...
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 ...
By Mitchell Byars
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 ...
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
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 ...
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