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EMS commended for use of naloxone

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Health officials with Governor Wolf’s administration are thanking local emergency medical service workers for their use of the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. The Physician General, as well as the Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs in the state, commended EMS employees with South Central for not only using the drug to save lives, but also for training others to do the same.   82 more words

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Medical Examiner: Overdose Deaths In Connecticut Up 25 Percent

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A new report from the Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner’s office shows a 25 percent increase in accidental drug overdose deaths in 2016. 102 more words

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There's a pill for that

Today’s society seems to think there’s a pill or medication for everything, with many doctors quick to write a prescription to get their patients out the door.   498 more words

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Puppy named Lucky found overdosed on owner's heroin

CARROLLTON, Texas — This is one tough pup.

A Chihuahua puppy named Lucky was rescued by police after he overdosed on his owner’s heroin this past weekend, according to  234 more words

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Rising cost of life-saving drug making it harder to fight overdoses

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For several months now, first responders have being using Narcan to help try and save people who are overdosing on heroin, but the price of Narcan keeps rising which is a big concern for cities around the country. 177 more words

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Rising cost of life-saving drug making it harder to fight overdoses

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – For several months now, first responders have being using Narcan to help try and save people who are overdosing on heroin, but the price of Narcan keeps rising which is a big concern for cities around the country. 177 more words

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State Attorney General Announces Deal On Drug Overdose Treatment

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has struck a deal with the manufacturer of a drug used to reverse overdoses to make it more readily available at a lower cost. 76 more words

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