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23 killed by deadly batch of heroin in NY

- 02/12/2016

The Buffalo News BUFFALO, N.Y. — A deadly batch of heroin has claimed as many as 23 lives since Jan. 29, top public county officials announced Tuesday in in the emergency room of Erie ...


NY medics, police revive rapper DMX after opiate overdose

- 02/10/2016

YONKERS, N.Y. — Paramedics and police saved rapstar DMX after he was found lifeless outside a hotel, LOHUD reported. Ramada Hotel Inn manager Hari Shukla confirmed DMX, whose real name ...


FDA fast tracks RYANODEX development for treatment of exertional heat stroke

- 02/09/2016

Eagle Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to its RYANODEX (dantrolene sodium for injectable suspension) for the treatment of ...


Doctor gets 30 years to life for over-prescribing painkillers

- 02/05/2016

By Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A doctor convicted of murder for prescribing "crazy, outrageous amounts" of painkillers that left three patients dead has ...


CVS to sell Narcan over the counter in Ohio

- 02/04/2016

More than 15,000 doses of naloxone was given by EMS providers statewide in 2014.


CVS to sell Narcan over the counter in Ohio

- 02/04/2016

By Harrison Hove WCMH COLUMBUS, Ohio — The life-saving drug naloxone (Narcan) will no longer require a prescription at Ohio CVS locations starting next month. The drug has been used ...


2 Ohio toddlers revived with Narcan

- 02/04/2016

Associated Press WARREN, Ohio — Two toddlers believed to have ingested an opiate were revived with a life-saving drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses, authorities ...


Naloxone reversal: Turning helpers into haters

- 02/03/2016

Few things have caused as much recent conversation in EMS as the use of naloxone (Narcan). This lifesaving medication is quickly losing its wonder drug status and many EMS providers now view ...


Obama proposes $1.5 billion to combat opioid abuse epidemic

- 02/03/2016

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing to invest $1.5 billion to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. The Obama administration said the funding would ...


Clinton Foundation announces free Narcan Nasal Spray for US high schools

- 01/25/2016

DUBLIN — Every high school in the United States is eligible to receive a carton of Narcan Nasal Spray at no cost through a partnership announced at the Clinton Health Matters Initiative ...


Emergency Medications Act: Understand and advocate for this important legislation

- 01/23/2016

By Nick Adams and Eric Nix The Controlled Substance Act was enacted in 1970, well before modern EMS existed. The bill was signed into law by President Richard Nixon nearly two years before ...


Paramedic invents device to reduce pediatric drug errors

- 01/22/2016

While working for the Miami Children’s Hospital as a flight medic, Michael Jerome noticed that dosing mistakes were far too common when treating children. With that in mind, several ...


Fla. medic arrested for stealing narcotics from ambulance

- 01/21/2016

NAPLES, Fla. — A Collier County paramedic told police he stole Dilaudid from an ambulance to kill himself. Andrew Seager, 34, is on unpaid leave, facing grand theft charges, Wink News ...


Missouri senator pushes for tighter drug monitoring

- 01/20/2016

By Adam Aton Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday that Missouri needs more tools to fight opiate abuse, including a prescription drug monitoring ...


Woman prescribed oxycodone hours after recovering from heroin overdose

- 01/15/2016

The woman died in her home hours after returning from the ER with a prescription for opioid painkillers.


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