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Pittsburgh (PA) EMS Begins Administering Buprenorphine for Opioid Overdoses

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As part of the pilot, Advanced Life Support EMS units will be able to administer buprenorphine to patients experiencing opioid withdrawal.
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence at a trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation.

U.S. Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year

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It's a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply.
In this image taken from police body camera video and provided by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy David Faiivae gets aid from an officer.

CA Sheriff: Doctor Did Not Diagnose Overdose

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San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore acknowledged that he, not a doctor, concluded the deputy overdosed on fentanyl.
The image shows a parked San Francisco ambulance.

Teams in San Francisco (CA) Offer Care Following Overdoses

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A new city-run response team hit the streets Monday to try to help people who survive an overdose.
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence at a trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation.

Social Isolation During Pandemic Driving Up Drug Overdoses, Guilford County (NC) Officials Say

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EMS used to run about five opioid overdoses a month back before 2014. We're it's running three to seven a day.
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Frederick County (MD) Fire and Rescue to Continue Overdose Recovery Program

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Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services is continuing to offer help to those afflicted with addiction.
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018 file photo, a Narcan nasal device which delivers naloxone lies on a counter.

Reno County (KS) Sees Spike in Overdoses

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Reno County health officials issued an alert about a marked increase in both fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses in the county in recent weeks.
Killing Season: A Paramedic's Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic

Paramedic Peter Canning Chronicles the Tragedy of Drug Overdoses in CT

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A veteran Hartford paramedic and published author laces his new book with grim and sorrowful scenes from Connecticut’s worsening opioid epidemic.

With Overdose Deaths Rising, Ohio County May Open Second Morgue

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Franklin County has experienced nearly 30 deaths because of suspected opioid overdoses between Jan. 31 and Feb. 9, according to Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the county's coroner.