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
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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, 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 ...
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