The great thing about naloxone (aka Narcan) is that it saves lives. It really is a miracle drug. You can overdose on heroin and the paramedic can administer it quickly and you are good as new. 289 more words
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BEAVER, Pa. (KDKA) — Inside the Beaver County 911 center, operators field calls for emergencies.
But a dispatcher who works there recently had an emergency of her own, officials say Brittany Trainer of Pulaski Township overdosed on heroin in her home. 219 more words
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Seven people died from drug overdoses in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County on Saturday, September 24th, prompting the county’s medical examiner to issue a public health warning. 491 more words
You know what sounds crazy? The FDA’s “2016 Naloxone App Competition.” The idea, to develop a location-based, social search service application (a la Tinder) that connects opioid users and first responders to someone nearby with a dose of naloxone, was presented as a challenge by the FDA to programmers, public health advocates, researchers and entrepreneurs in an attempt to slow the death rate from opioid overdoses. 57 more words
(CBS) — Five teens were hospitalized early Saturday after they took Xanax and drank alcohol at a party in north suburban Tower Lakes.
At 12:17 a.m., deputies responded to a call of a 16-year-old girl not conscious or breathing in the 200 block of Stonehenge Lane in Tower Lakes, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office. 121 more words