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Teen's death triggers FDA warning on powdered caffeine

- 07/21/2014

A teaspoon of the powder is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee; the agency is considering regulations after an Ohio teen consumed a lethal amount


Teen's death triggers FDA warning on powdered caffeine

- 07/19/2014

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even ...


Fla. firefighter-medic charged with selling prescription drugs

- 07/14/2014

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — A Pinellas Park firefighter-paramedic was arrested and charged with selling prescription drugs. James A. Comer, 38, of Largo faces 16 counts that include sale, ...


N.Y. village hires medic to help fire department

- 07/05/2014

By Denise M. Bonilla Newsday LINDENHURST, N.Y. — The Village of Lindenhurst has hired a paramedic with controlled substance expertise to assist the fire department in meeting a new ...


Ariz. medic arrested with 20 pounds of pot

- 07/02/2014

His house was under surveillance as part of a DEA drug sting; he faces two felony charges


Ariz. medic arrested with 20 pounds of pot

- 07/02/2014

PHOENIX — A Phoenix Fire Department paramedic was arrested Friday after police caught him holding a trash bag containing 20 pounds of marijuana during a drug sting. Robert Cole, 30, ...


All FDNY responders to begin carrying Naloxone

- 06/30/2014

FDNY NEW YORK — Starting July 1, all fire engines and ambulances will be equipped with intranasal Naloxone, with more than 2,000 firefighters and EMS capable of administering the heroin ...


Pregnant Mass. woman still 'huffing' after repeated arrests

- 06/17/2014

By Julie Manganis The Daily News of Newburyport SALEM, Mass. — Just days before she is due to give birth, Susan Douglas is sitting in a jail cell, after being caught for the seventh ...


Mass. police can carry Narcan, but not use it

- 06/09/2014

By K.C. Myers Cape Cod Times HYANNIS, Mass. — More than two months after Gov. Deval Patrick declared opiate addiction a public health emergency and authorized police to carry the lifesaving ...


Why intranasal naloxone is a safe antidote for anyone to administer

- 05/31/2014

Opioid abuse is a major international health problem that is worsening each year, causing increased 911 call volume for opioid induced respiratory depression, altered levels of consciousness ...


Rosuvastatin: Drug Whys

- 05/20/2014

Generic Name: Rosuvastatin (no generic available in U.S. – patent expires in 2016) Common Brand Name: Crestor (AstraZeneca – U.S.) Popularity: 30th most commonly prescribed drug ...


FDNY EMT in heroin bust released to parents

- 05/19/2014

NEW YORK — A FDNY EMT arrested after a five month investigation and charged with selling heroin was released without bail to his cop mother and firefighter father on Saturday. Prosecutors ...


Detroit study: 77 percent of frequent ED patients are addicts

- 05/19/2014

Henry Ford Hospital DETROIT — A vast majority of so-called “super-frequent user” patients who seek care in the Emergency Department (ED) have a substance abuse addiction, ...


Medic describe saving lives with Narcan

- 05/12/2014

Brad Flannery, a firefighter and paramedic at Weymouth Fire Department in Mass., discusses the experience of using the drug to revive heroine overdose victims.


Fired decorated medic continues fight for job

- 05/11/2014

By Gary Pinnell Highlands Today SEBRING, Fla. — Highlands County’s Paramedic of the Year was fired for taking a drug without a prescription. However, he wasn’t given a chance ...


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