By Lorry Schoenly
The CDC has published an alarming report showing heroin overdose deaths are sky-rocketing. Between 2010 and 2012, heroin overdose deaths have doubled in the 28 states that ...
By Alicia A. Caldwell
WASHINGTON — Heroin and prescription pain pills are among the top drug threats in the U.S., according to the Drug Enforcement Administration's ...
MEXICO CITY — Mexican police say they have found 84 pounds (38 kilograms) of cocaine in the luggage of a supposed patient about to board an air ambulance flight to New ...
By Mike Carter
The Seattle Times
SEATTLE — A former South King County paramedic has pleaded guilty to a single count of tampering with consumer products for allegedly stealing morphine ...
Naloxone is the antidote for opioid overdose. Naloxone can be administered through intravenous, intranasal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, nebulizer and endotracheal routes. The administration ...
Patrick and Amanda Stewart, married four months ago, work together to save man dropped off at the fire station after a heroin overdose
KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A deputy sheriff and paramedic, recently married, saved the life of a man who overdosed on heroin and was dropped at the fire station.
Patrick Stewart, a Kent County ...
PINOLE, Calif. — Authorities say five suburban San Francisco high school students were hospitalized after overdosing on a prescription drug used to treat anxiety, while ...
Generic Name: naloxone (multiple generics available)
Common Brand Names: Narcan, Evzio
Class: opioid antagonist
The labeled indications, which means U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ...
Publication of the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) represents the culmination of years ...
Narcan distribution is widespread. In this episode of Remember 2 Things EMS1 columnist Steve Whitehead discusses Narcan administration routes, including the importance of titrating intranasal ...
By Jeremy Gorner, Peter Nickeas, Rosemary Regina Sobol
CHICAGO — By Friday afternoon, 14 people had been rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago in the previous 24 ...
A co-worker alerted management that the medic was administering dilaudid to patients that didn't need it
By Liz Collins
MINNEAPOLIS — A Twin Cities paramedic is accused of giving patients painkillers they didn’t need in order to keep the leftovers for herself.
What Happened: We regularly share news about medics caught stealing narcotics from their agency, patients, hospitals or other facilities that store and distribute narcotics. This week was no ...