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Kroger to sell naloxone over the counter

- 02/14/2016

By Dan Sewell Associated Press CINCINNATI — Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its ...


NY medics, police revive rapper DMX after opiate overdose

- 02/10/2016

YONKERS, N.Y. — Paramedics and police saved rapstar DMX after he was found lifeless outside a hotel, LOHUD reported. Ramada Hotel Inn manager Hari Shukla confirmed DMX, whose real name ...


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 ...


Firefighter investigated for Facebook post against Narcan, addicts

- 02/01/2016

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — A firefighter is under investigation after posting a Facebook status criticizing addicts and the drug Narcan. WCVB reported that the Weymouth firefighter called Narcan, ...


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 ...


Woman prescribed oxycodone hours after recovering from heroin overdose

- 01/15/2016

The woman died in her home hours after returning from the ER with a prescription for opioid painkillers.


Woman prescribed oxycodone hours after recovering from heroin overdose

- 01/15/2016

CBS SALISBURY, Mass. — Police and investigators with the Essex District Attorney’s office are looking into whether a Salisbury woman died from the opiate-based painkillers doctors ...


Mass. House approves bill aimed at opioid overdoses

- 01/14/2016

By Steve LeBlanc Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts House lawmakers have approved a bill aimed at addressing the state's alarming spike in opioid overdoses and deaths, while ...


Lawmaker wants Narcan more accessible

- 01/12/2016

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — A state senator says an overdose intervention drug has saved nearly 3,000 lives in Indianapolis in three years. Republican Sen. Jim Merritt of Indianapolis ...


5 things EMS providers need to know about opioid overdose and respiratory compromise

- 01/09/2016

By Bob Sullivan Timely recognition, airway management, administration of naloxone (Narcan), and continuous assessment of oxygenation and ventilation can be lifesaving for patients who ...


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