FULL LIST OF Drugs Topics
5 things to know about naloxone–
Here's an overview of what naloxone is and how responders are helping curb the opioid epidemic
Mass. donates over 8K doses of naloxone–
Last month, state officials updated its policies to allow police, fire and other emergency personnel to carry doses of naloxone nasal spray up to 4 milligrams
FDA OK's MDMA to be tested for PTSD treatment–
Participants in the studies reported MDMA therapy “not only helped them with painful memories, but also had helped them stop abusing alcohol and other drugs"
Coroner: Drug overdoses killed 3 Calif. concertgoers–
Officials announced that the three accidentally overdosed on Ecstasy
Vt. couple found passed out in car with 2 kids–
The children were taken to a hospital and then into state custody
Ky. Mannequin Challenge sheds light on opioid overdose–
The creator hopes the video will raise awareness of the stark realities of overdoses, and will prompt people to seek help in battling their addiction
Kan. poised to allow greater access to Narcan–
The state currently only allows paramedics and medical professionals — not EMTs, firefighters or police — to carry the drug.
Medical examiner office to carry Narcan, citing concern over carfentanil–
Official: "It's so potent that if we come in contact with it, we can get overdose symptoms."
ACEP applauds House passage of Emergency Medications Act–
The bill would permit physicians to issue standing orders to EMS personnel to administer controlled substances
Former paramedic facing new charges over stolen painkillers–
Joshua E. Hicks, 27, has already been convicted of reckless driving, theft and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription
Man accused of killing Ark. fire Lt. had cocaine in system–
Lt. Jason Adams was shot and killed while responding to a medical call in January
Baltimore schools stock up on Narcan–
School systems across the state have trained nurses to administer the drug should an overdose occur during or after school hours
Wash. woman charged with giving kids heroin–
State Child Protective Services investigators became involved after receiving a report of heroin use at the home 24-year-old Ashlee Hutt
Conference highlights drug epidemic's effects on kids–
The effect includes the physical problems of the addicted newborns and the chaos older children experience as a result of their parents' addictions
Idaho pharmacies offer Narcan without prescription–
A revision of a 2015 law allows pharmacists to prescribe the drug
EMS1 Top 5
- Top 9 lies everyone new to EMS should ignore
- Rapid reaction: EMT student shot, run over for caring
- Death toll in Calif. warehouse fire rises to 33
- Why EMS personnel need a valid physical abilities test
- Calif. paramedic airlifted after ambulance hit-and-run
Quiz: Where should you take your long-overdue vacation from the station?
Being an EMT isn't easy. You deserve a relaxing vacation, whether your chief believes you or not.