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FDA Can't Ensure Safety of Foreign Drugs

The FDA's system of inspecting foreign pharmaceutical companies is broken, making it impossible to ensure the growing number of drugs and drug ingredients coming from abroad are safe.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Ex-Clive EMS Assistant Chief Arrested

An ex-assistant EMS chief is in jail on charges of unlawfully obtaining prescription medicine by fraud.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

Paramedics Test Direct Response Project

Paramedics in Simcoe County, Ontario, are involved in a project where paramedics determine if an eligible resident with suspected heart attack should go directly to a facility where they can immediately undergo an emergency angioplasty procedure.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bioterror Medicine: County Hones Response to Simulated Attack

Tuesday s drill tested Middlesex County s plans for the bulk distribution of medication to thousands of first responders in the event of a bioterror attack.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Another AED Save at Sky Harbor

For the second time in two weeks, police officers assigned to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport saved the life of a person using an AED.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Boston EMTs: Overdose Rx a `Stupid' Fix; Drug doled out to Hub junkies

Advertising with the glib phrase "Got Narcan? Need a refill?" plastered on the side of its needle exchange vans, the Boston Public Health Commission is stuffing the pockets of Hub junkies with the powerful prescription drug in hopes of countering heroin overdoses. Front-line ambulance workers said giving addicts a powerful overdose remedy is a flat-out "stupid" practice.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

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Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated

Does your community have a backup evacuation plan in case of emergencies?

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

N.Y. Paramedics Get the EZ-IO

Paramedics with the Town of Tonawanda (N.Y.) Police Department are some of the first units in the state now use the EZ-IO. They also have CPAP.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Firefighters Put Their Prototype Stretcher to the Test at Kennedy

A trio of current and former city firefighters taking a business trip to promote a lightweight stretcher they invented put it to good use yesterday when a man on their plane suffered a heart attack.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007


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