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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


Fla. responders give ketamine to subdue flakka users

- 07/27/2015

CBSMiami PLANTATION, Fla. — A call came in to Plantation Fire Rescue Station 4 a few weeks ago about a large and violent man exhibiting what’s known as “excited delirium” ...


Drug OD deaths of 2 Ohio toddlers investigated by police

- 07/17/2015

Both children, in separate incidents, died from acute intoxication of heroin mixed with fentanyl


Drug OD deaths of 2 Ohio toddlers investigated by police

- 07/17/2015

By Kathy Lynn Gray and Maria DeVito The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police have opened investigations into the deaths of two toddlers who died of drug overdoses in separate ...


Fla. man on drugs flees ambulance, shot dead by homeowner

- 07/15/2015

The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A man is dead after running into a Florida police station complaining about taking bad drugs, then jumping from an ambulance and trying to break ...


Canadian medic gets 2 years in prison for drug-related charges

- 07/15/2015

CBC News MONCTON, New Brunswick — A paramedic with Ambulance New Brunswick has been sentenced to two years in prison on several drug-related charges, including possession for the purpose ...


Canadian medic gets 2 years in prison for drug-related charges

- 07/14/2015

The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of drugs he obtained for himself and five friends to share at a music festival


Should EMS administer TXA?

- 06/29/2015

Based on the TXA Drug Why article, you may understand why many trauma surgeons fail to be impressed with TXA or advocate for prehospital administration. We know that TXA appears to have an ...


Tranexamic Acid (TXA): Drug Whys

- 06/29/2015

Generic Name: tranexamic acid (multiple generics available) Common Brand Name: Cyklokapron® (Pfizer – U.S.) Class: antifibrinolytic agent, antihemophilic agent, hemostatic agent, ...


When time is of the essence: Recognizing and treating anaphylaxis

- 06/26/2015

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction to specific triggers such as foods, medications, insect venom, or latex. As many as 40.9 million people in the United States suffer from severe ...


Flakka patient scenes chaotic and dangerous for Fla. providers

- 06/26/2015

An uptick in bizarre calls involving patients who are often naked and delirious from flakka use puts responders in chaotic, dangerous situations


Flakka patient scenes chaotic and dangerous for Fla. providers

- 06/26/2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Fire officials say they have been receiving at least one call a day related to the use of the synthetic drug flakka. The uptick in calls often involve patients ...


Video: News crew saves life of heroin overdose victim

- 06/25/2015

The Associated Press 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 ...


Texas medics concerned over increasing calls for K2

- 06/20/2015

By Nicole Chavez Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — The number of people treated for toxic reactions to synthetic marijuana continues to rise, Austin-Travis County Emergency ...


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