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 ...
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.
Change in EMS isn’t usually easy, or painless. The first research suggesting that pneumatic anti-shock garments (PASGs or MASTs) might do more harm than good appeared in the mid-1980s, ...
By Joseph Popiolkowski
The Buffalo News
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Recently, a young man in his 20s from one of Erie County’s suburbs told his mother he was making a quick trip to the store.
Patient's surveillance video shows EMT putting a pill bottle in his pocket
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A surveillance video shows EMT Brandon Long entering a patient's bedroom, looking at a group of pill bottles, and putting a bottle of pills into his pants ...
By Ford Turner
READING, Pa. — Anthony Tucci and his ambulance crews have never been able to do anything about the bumpy roads that make it tougher to administer lifesaving ...
LA CROSSE, Wis. — The La Crosse Fire Department said it responded to 82 calls last year for drug overdoses or potential drug overdoses.
Of those 82, narcan was administered ...
The fun song "We are never giving drugs in the ER," a parody of "We are never getting back together," points out the seriousness of non-medical abuse of prescription drugs
After 1 year of having naloxone in tool kit fire department reports regular usage for narcotics overdoses
Injection or instranasal administration of naloxone for narcotics overdose increased in 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Call 6 Investigators have learned Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services dispensed more than 1,000 doses of Narcan in 2014.
The drug is used as either an injection ...
A new Emergency Pharmacology mobile app provides paramedic students in Australia and New Zealand with access to information about drugs to give in emergencies.
The app is a joint project between ...
By Mary Clare Jalonick
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal ...