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How a Mass. police dept. is winning the opiate overdose battle

- 08/24/2015

By Cole Zercoe In 2009, a young resident of Quincy, (Mass.) overdosed in his mother's home. It was the result of a tragic downward spiral that began with a dependency on prescription pain ...


Ketamine: Drug Whys

- 08/21/2015

Generic Name: ketamine (multiple generics available) Common Brand Name: Ketalar® (Par Pharmaceutical Companies – U.S.) Class: general anesthetic Treatment uses of Ketamine The ...


5 ways to treat anaphylaxis

- 08/17/2015

Dr. Corey Slovis at Vanderbilt emergency medicine talks about how to treat anaphylaxis with epinephrine, ways to suppliment epinephrine, and how to administer intravenous epinephrine. Read ...


Flakka killed Fla. man, autopsy shows

- 08/13/2015

By Elliott Jones Treasure Coast Newspapers GIFFORD, Fla. — An autopsy has confirmed that a man who was “tripping” and “acting crazy” outside a home on June 16 ...


Man dies in Texas ambulance; drug use suspected

- 08/12/2015

By Paulina Pineda The Dallas Morning News TERRELL, Texas — A 42-year-old man believed to be on drugs died Sunday morning while being transported to a hospital in Terrell, police said. Terrell ...


Mass. FD gets state approval to resume paramedic services

- 08/10/2015

Daily Hampshire Gazette SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. — The state gave the Southampton Fire Department approval to restart its paramedic-level ambulance services after an inspection Friday. “It ...


Prescription drugs had possible role in Ohio van-train crash

- 08/09/2015

By Lisa Cornwell The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Investigators probing a crash involving a van and a train that killed an adult passenger and injured 9 children and the van's ...


NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use

- 08/08/2015

By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK — Ignoring the police officers standing down the block and the disingenuous fine print on the foil packet peeking out of his front pocket ...


Boston medic pleads guilty to stealing drugs

- 08/06/2015

WHDH BOSTON — A former paramedic has pleaded guilty to stealing medications intended to be used by emergency care patients, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. ...


NH governor denies mayor's request to declare heroin emergency

- 08/06/2015

By Paul Feely New Hampshire Union Leader MANCHESTER, N.H. — Gov. Maggie Hassan has declined a request from Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas that she declare a public health state of emergency ...


Conn. EMT faces larceny, drug charges

- 08/05/2015

By Greg Smith The Day NEW LONDON, Conn. — A former Groton Ambulance Association employee is due to appear in court on Friday to face charges she pilfered money from co-workers while ...


Listen: Fla. responders wage war on heroin overdoses

- 08/05/2015

To combat the heroin epidemic, firefighters developed "your life matters" cards with help line numbers for addicts they treat


Listen: Fla. responders wage war on heroin overdoses

- 08/05/2015

By National Public Radio MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: We're going to hear now from a county in Florida that, like many places around the country, has seen a dramatic ...


Mass. police revive overdose victim with Narcan

- 08/04/2015

By Terry Date The Eagle-Tribune ANDOVER, Mass. — Police revived a 21-year-old man believed to be overdosing on heroin Sunday at Flint Circle. Police administered Narcan to the man, ...


Fla. responders use powerful sedative to subdue flakka users

- 07/27/2015

Plantation Fire Rescue gives a shot of ketamine to suspected flakka users to calm them down for the safety of all involved


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