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Medication shortages strain Pa. EMS

- 01/26/2015

By Ford Turner Reading Eagle 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 ...


Narcan administered by Wis. firefighters beneficial to patients

- 01/24/2015

WEAU 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 ...


Taylor Swift parody highlights ER drug abuse

- 01/22/2015

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


Narcan administered by Wis. firefighters beneficial to patients

- 01/22/2015

After 1 year of having naloxone in tool kit fire department reports regular usage for narcotics overdoses


Indianapolis EMS reports big change in Narcan use

- 01/09/2015

Injection or instranasal administration of naloxone for narcotics overdose increased in 2014


Indianapolis EMS reports big change in Narcan use

- 01/09/2015

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 ...


Pharmacology Guidelines app provides drug information to paramedic students

- 12/29/2014

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 ...


FDA cracks down on caffeine powder sales after teen's death

- 12/24/2014

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 ...


Va. hospital under federal investigation for prescription drug thefts

- 12/20/2014

The USDA served Lynchburg General Hospital pharmacy with a warrant related to hundreds of thousands of dollars in possible drug thefts, including thefts from ambulance drug boxes


Va. hospital under federal investigation for prescription drug thefts

- 12/20/2014

The Associated Press LYNCHBURG, Va. — Federal drug investigators are working to find out what happened to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription medications in the Lynchburg ...


Heroin overdoses in W.Va. sap medic resources

- 12/16/2014

By Eric Eyre The Charleston Gazette KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. — Kanawha County’s heroin problem is overwhelming law enforcement agencies and fire departments, a county substance abuse ...


7 firefighters under investigation for distribution of narcotics

- 12/11/2014

Five of the seven have been off the street since July while two others have resigned from the department


7 firefighters under investigation for distribution of narcotics

- 12/11/2014

MyFoxDC WASHINGTON — Seven D.C. firefighters have been under investigation since last summer for allegedly taking part in an oxycodone distribution ring. It is a scheme uncovered after ...


Md. pharmacies to stock Narcan

- 12/11/2014

By Natalie Sherman The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE, Md. — As Gov.-elect Larry Hogan pledged to declare a "state of emergency" to combat the spike in heroin-related deaths, state ...


Remember 2 Things: Legal marijuana use still has consequences

- 12/11/2014

Steve Whitehead reminds us that marijuana is illegal in most states and if an agency prohibits it, EMTs can be disciplined even when using in a state where it's allowed.


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