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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

CDC: Painkiller Overdose Deaths Tripled Over a Decade

OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone contributed to the deaths of nearly 15,000 people in 2008.

Posted Tuesday, November 1, 2011

One Dead, 10 Hospitalized In Minnesota Mass Overdose

19-year-old was placed on life support.

Posted Friday, March 18, 2011

Utah Medics Concerned About Heroin Overdoses

In at least half the cases the victims died

Posted Monday, July 19, 2010






 

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