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Hempfield student's overdose death is fifth since Tuesday

Tribune-Review: The death of a Hempfield Area High School senior is the latest drug overdose fatality in Westmoreland County, one of five the coroner's office has investigated since Tuesday. Jonathan Morelli, 18, died Wednesday at his home, according to Coroner Ken ...
Drug-related death increase 139 percent in Butler Co.

- 2 weeks ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Butler County Coroner Dr. Lisa Mannix said Friday that she's seen a dramatic increase in the number of deaths related to drug overdoses.

More NH emergency responders to carry anti-overdose drug Narcan

- 2 weeks ago @ nashuatelegraph.com: CONCORD – State health officials have expanded the number of emergency providers allowed to administer a drug to treat overdoses in the face of skyrocketing levels of heroin addiction and deaths in New Hampshire. Gov. Maggie Hassan announced ...

UPDATE: CPD issues public alert about drug, "ecstasy"

- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The Chattanooga Police Department wants to alert to the public regarding the drug, Ecstasy, that is causing users to overdose.

McKinney police investigate three juvenile drug overdoses

- 1 week ago @ thescoopblog.dallasnews.com: McKinney police are investigating three drug overdoses involving juveniles that took place during the weekend. All three youths are McKinney ISD students. Police believe the three juveniles — one girl and two boys — took a synthetic form of LSD ...

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Naloxone use spreading to halt overdoses

Naloxone use spreading, but local police split on improving access. The first time Detective Lt. Patrick Glynn saw a person revived from the throes of a heroin overdose, it was a surreal experience, he said.

More SI First Responders Will Soon Be Equipped With Tool to Reverse Drug Overdoses

A growing number of first responders on Staten Island will soon be equipped with a simple tool designed to reverse the deadly consequences of drug overdoses.

Governor Chafee announces plan to curb RI's overdose deaths

Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.com 85 people have now died from drug overdoses in Rhode Island this year. On Thursday Governor Chafee joined other state leaders to announce new efforts to deal with the

Overdose deaths in Rhode Island climb to 85

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Seven more people in Rhode Island have died of accidental drug overdoses, bringing the total this year to 85, state health officials said Thursday, as they announced some new initiatives to deal with the crisis. Dr. Michael Fine, the state health director, said that ...

Drug to counteract heroin overdoses now available to public

Two agencies in Stark County are giving heroin addicts, their friends and families free medication that can save lives in the event of a heroin overdose.

Lucas County sheriff hosts crime scene training

About 50 local law enforcement officials reviewed how to investigate crime scenes, including drug overdoses, at a training session today at the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office.

RI outlines plan to deal with drug overdose epidemic

Turn to 10: State leaders and people in recovery gather at a forum at Rhode Island College to look for solutions to the state's drug overdose epidemic. State leaders and people in recovery gather at a forum at Rhode Island College to look for solutions to the ...

Waukesha County reports drop in overdoses ahead of heroin forums

Of the 35 drug-related deaths in 2013 that have been analyzed by the Waukesha County medical examiner's office, 10 were related to heroin, compared with the 21 fatal overdoses related to heroin recorded in 2012. Most of the fatal drug overdoses last ...

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More NH emergency responders to carry anti-overdose drug Narcan

Nashua Telegraph: CONCORD – State health officials have expanded the number of emergency providers allowed to administer a drug to treat overdoses in the face of skyrocketing levels of heroin addiction and deaths in New Hampshire. Gov. Maggie Hassan announced ...

More NH emergency responders to carry anti-overdose drug Narcan

CONCORD – State health officials have expanded the number of emergency providers allowed to administer a drug to treat overdoses in the face of skyrocketing levels of heroin addiction and deaths in New Hampshire. Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Friday that the state’s Medical Control Board approved a measure to allow emergency medical technicians to give overdose victims Narcan, a “narcotic ...

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Heroin Overdose Treatable With New Drug From FDA

heroin A new drug called Evzio, an auto-injector for naloxone hydrochloride, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat heroin and other opioid overdoses. The injector is similar to the Epi-Pen, and is designed for families ...

You Can Finally Buy the Gadget That Reverses Drug Overdoses

Motherboard: Yet that's the world we live in, starting this summer, when a newly approved gadget to treat opiate overdoses will be made available to anyone with a prescription, no medical skills necessary. The Food and Drug Administration approved the device ...

U.S. OKs portable antidote for painkiller overdoses

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a portable device to treat painkiller overdoses that people without medical training can use in emergency situations, a move to combat the rise of deaths from the abuse of opioids, including heroin. The Food and Drug Administration said making the cellphone-sized device with the recovery drug naloxone available for wider ...

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Kingston firefighters save 2 so far from potentially lethal drug overdoses

Times Herald-Record: KINGSTON -- The Kingston Fire Department has already saved two people from dying of drug overdoses, the city says. Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo and Kingston Fire Department Chief Mark Brown said its fire department is one of the first in the area to ...

Make Narcan available to reverse heroin overdoses

Bellingham Herald: The growing number of heroin-related deaths in the state of Washington reflects a disturbing nationwide trend. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that drug overdoses are now the nation's leading cause of injury death, surpassing ...

Newport Beach Doctor Under Investigation For Prescription Drug Overdoses

CBS Local: SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com/AP) — An Orange County doctor was under investigation Wednesday in the deaths of two patients who died of prescription drug overdoses. KNX 1070′s Mike Landa reports the California state medical board is seeking to suspend ...

Teen pleads guilty in case connected to synthetic drug overdoses

KPTV.com: A teen arrested in connection to the drug overdose of two girls in Sherwood reached a plea deal in juvenile court. The 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance in court on Monday. Distribution ...

Kingston firefighters save 2 so far from potentially lethal drug overdoses

KINGSTON -- The Kingston Fire Department has already saved two people from dying of drug overdoses, the city says.

Naloxone may reverse deadly effects of drug overdoses

A drug called naloxone may reverse the deadly effects of overdoses from drugs such as heroin and Oxycontin.

District Attorney says town hall on drug overdoses 'critical'

CHAMBERSBURG >> Local officials will lead a town hall to discuss drug overdoses on Tuesday, April 15, and say that understanding the issue is critical to the community.

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Eric Holder Calls On First Responders To Carry Naloxone, Anti-Overdose Drug

Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on police and fire departments Wednesday to equip their employees with a lifesaving drug that can reverse heroin overdoses, adding his voice to a growing chorus advocating expanded naloxone ...

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Opiate overdoses and death renew push for first responders to carry Narcan

MassLive.com: Naloxone, more commonly known by its brand name Narcan, is a drug used to counter the effects of an opioid overdose on the brain, often allowing the brain to tell the body to resume breathing. Essentially, it gives people enough time to get medical ...

More New Hampshire emergency responders to carry anti-overdose drug Narcan

CONCORD – State health officials have expanded the number of emergency providers allowed to administer a drug to treat overdoses in the face of skyrocketing levels of heroin addiction and deaths in New Hampshire. Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Friday that the state’s Medical Control Board approved a measure to allow emergency medical technicians to give overdose victims Narcan, an “narcotic ...

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