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Heroin epidemic rising in QCA, according to coroner

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – It is a killer in the Quad Cities. Heroin deaths are on the rise across the QCA.

The Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said they had a record number of heroin-overdose deaths last year, nine people died. 484 more words


Committee recommends coroners track drugs involved in deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A panel tracking accurate numbers of heroin-related overdose deaths in Ohio has recommended all coroners track each drug involved in an overdose death. 118 more words


Opioid overdose prevention in Saskatchewan

Watch above: Medical professionals gathered for a two-day conference in Saskatoon to combat opioid abuse. Meaghan Craig finds out what attendees hope to accomplish through opioid substitute therapy. 643 more words


Cops: Parents OD'd on heroin while giving toddler son a bath

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say the parents of a 3-year-old boy have been charged with endangering his welfare after they overdosed on heroin while giving him a bath in New Hampshire. 108 more words

National / World

Something to Celebrate

Here it is Friday and Friday’s always put me on edge. It’s hell when the weekend’s become nothing but anxiety fueled headaches that I would rather just skip altogether. 673 more words

Drug Abuse

2 dead in Pittsburgh overdoses that began with 5 in 5 hours

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh-area police say two people have died among 11 that have overdosed on heroin since Tuesday, a rash of cases punctuated by five overdoses in five hours on Tuesday. 133 more words


The patient who helped me understand that I really don't understand pain

I often get asked about my “worst patient” or “most memorable call.”  Surprisingly, it’s really not the gory stuff that sticks out.  For me, it’s the patients that really make me think – that help me learn. 484 more words

Emergency Medicine