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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. ...


Medics respond to 5 heroin overdoses in 4 hours

- 02/25/2015

Police investigate possibility that Fentanyl was mixed with heroin to increase potency


Medics respond to 5 heroin overdoses in 4 hours

- 02/25/2015

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 ...


Narcan costs to 'completely destroy' Kan. fire budget

- 02/23/2015

A rapid rise in heroin overdoses has caused higher demand for the drug


Narcan costs to 'completely destroy' Kan. fire budget

- 02/23/2015

WCPO 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" ...


Quick Take: Hands-on training to administer Narcan

- 02/20/2015

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 ...


Naloxone rebate of $6 per dose requested by Ohio Attorney General

- 02/20/2015

By Lauren Pack Journal-News 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 ...


Trending: Narcan costs skyrocket across the U.S.

- 02/19/2015

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. EMS1 ...


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