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Gundersen Tri-State Ambulances (WI) Now Stocked with Leave-Behind Narcan Kits

Gundersen Tri-State is the first ambulance service in Wisconsin to give out the kits, which contain opiate overdose antidote Naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan.
A bottle containing the drug Remdesivir is shown by a health worker.

U.S. Testing Three Drugs to Tamp Down Coronavirus

U.S. government officials are launching a new study testing three drugs to tamp down an overactive response by the immune system that can cause severe illness or death in people with COVID-19.
The photo shows orange ibuprofen pills.

FDA Extends Pregnancy Warning for Common Pain Relievers

Pregnant women should avoid a group of common pain relievers including Advil and Aleve for the last four months of pregnancy, federal health officials said.

“˜Pumpkin Spice’ Narcan Joke Draws Criticism

A Facebook post by the Massena (NY) Volunteer Emergency Unit has drawn scorn from the Town Board.

Feds Outline Sweeping Plan to Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccine

Federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.

Aurora (CO) Temporarily Stops Ketamine Use by Paramedics

Paramedics have one less tool to use in their toolbox as the city council voted to temporarily stop paramedics from using ketamine to sedate patients, according to a report.

‘To Opioid or Not to Opioid’

The authors suggest a need for further consideration of alternatives to injectable opiates for the control of pain in the prehospital field.

Companies Testing Vaccines Pledge Safety

The top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first vaccines against the new coronavirus signed an unprecedented pledge meant to boost public confidence in any approved vaccines.

NJ to Deliver More Than 11,000 Doses of Naloxone to EMS Teams

Every EMS agency in the state was asked if they wanted to participate in this initiative to provide naloxone at no cost.

Participants Needed to Answer Questions about Ketamine Use by Paramedics

Researchers in Colorado are looking to survey paramedics and how they manage agitation in the field.