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Not All Clinical Clues Point in the Right Direction

Differential diagnoses are important in all patients.

Posted Monday, June 2, 2014

Pilot Program Allows Wisconsin Firefighters to Administer Naloxone

Training on delivering Narcan is still debated by officials.

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Report Finds West Virginia Leads Nation in Drug Overdose Deaths

Study raises the issue of the state not allowing the administration of naloxone.

Posted Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Young Patient is Unresponsive with a Slow Heart Rate

A 3-year-old is unresponsive with a slow heart rate and no respiratory problems.

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Is Nebulized Naloxone a Safe & Effective Treatment for Suspected Opioid Overdose?

Retrospective analysis of cases of naloxone administration via a nebulizer supports its use as a treatment for suspected opioid overdose.

Posted Friday, December 7, 2012

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States and Families Begin Push for Drug Overdose Notification

Law in some states offers limited immunity on drug possession charges if calling 911.

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Officials Debate over Drug-Overdose Antidote Being Put in Addicts' Hands

Some say it saves lives and others say it makes addicts less likely to seek help.

Posted Friday, April 27, 2012


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