By Ford Turner
READING, Pa. — Anthony Tucci and his ambulance crews have never been able to do anything about the bumpy roads that make it tougher to administer lifesaving ...
LA CROSSE, Wis. — The La Crosse Fire Department said it responded to 82 calls last year for drug overdoses or potential drug overdoses.
Of those 82, narcan was administered ...
The fun song "We are never giving drugs in the ER," a parody of "We are never getting back together," points out the seriousness of non-medical abuse of prescription drugs
After 1 year of having naloxone in tool kit fire department reports regular usage for narcotics overdoses
Injection or instranasal administration of naloxone for narcotics overdose increased in 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Call 6 Investigators have learned Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services dispensed more than 1,000 doses of Narcan in 2014.
The drug is used as either an injection ...
A new Emergency Pharmacology mobile app provides paramedic students in Australia and New Zealand with access to information about drugs to give in emergencies.
The app is a joint project between ...
By Mary Clare Jalonick
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal ...
The USDA served Lynchburg General Hospital pharmacy with a warrant related to hundreds of thousands of dollars in possible drug thefts, including thefts from ambulance drug boxes
The Associated Press
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Federal drug investigators are working to find out what happened to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription medications in the Lynchburg ...
By Eric Eyre
The Charleston Gazette
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. — Kanawha County’s heroin problem is overwhelming law enforcement agencies and fire departments, a county substance abuse ...
Five of the seven have been off the street since July while two others have resigned from the department
WASHINGTON — Seven D.C. firefighters have been under investigation since last summer for allegedly taking part in an oxycodone distribution ring. It is a scheme uncovered after ...
By Natalie Sherman
The Baltimore Sun
BALTIMORE, Md. — As Gov.-elect Larry Hogan pledged to declare a "state of emergency" to combat the spike in heroin-related deaths, state ...
Steve Whitehead reminds us that marijuana is illegal in most states and if an agency prohibits it, EMTs can be disciplined even when using in a state where it's allowed.