Overdose

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Name: Overdose
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 2 reports

NYPD officers use life-saving spray to revive overdose victim

NYPD officers Christine Damico and Celine Diaz used naloxone to revive a 26-year-old Staten Island man on Saturday, police say. (Photo credit: NYPD) New York Police Department officers used anti-overdose spray to save the life of a 26-year-old man who ... [Published FOXNews.com - 49 mins ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Opioid painkillers carry high risk of addiction, even death

A new research has revealed that opioid painkillers carry higher risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects than benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions like headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain.Opioids, or narcotics, are ... [Published Siasat Daily - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Opioid, Addiction, anodyne
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 16 reports

Greenfield police now carrying Narcan, which can reverse the effects of heroin overdose

GREENFIELD – Police here have joined their counterparts in Deerfield and Athol in providing officers with Narcan and the training to use it.Police Chief Robert Haigh Jr. said Greenfield police officers began carrying the nasal version of the drug, which ... [Published MassLive - 8 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

UMass to review use of students as informants

AMHERST, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is reviewing a program that allows campus police to use students as drug informants following the heroin overdose death of one such informant.The unnamed student was told he could become an informant ... [Published Boston Herald - 4 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 4 reports

New Report on Reducing Opioid Overdose in Western PA

An action plan for reducing opioid overdose deaths in western Pennsylvania was released.The report, released by U.S. Attorney David Hickton, focuses on improving access to treatment and more collaboration. The panel recommended more communication from ... [Published WTAJ-TV - 13 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 3 reports

Overdose contributed to hospice patient's death - coroner

File photo / ThinkstockA Christchurch hospice has been told to review its practices after a coroner found a patient in its care was administered the wrong dosage of a pain relief drug and died four hours later.Geoffery Alfred Haase, 73, died from complications ... [Published New Zealand Herald - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 6 reports

New AAN Position Statement on Opioids for Noncancer Pain

For mild to moderate pain conditions, such as headache, fibromyalgia, and chronic low back pain, the risks for overdose, addiction, or serious adverse effects associated with long-term use of opioids likely outweigh the benefits, a new position paper ... [Published Diabetes Care - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Free Narcan training, distribution in Little Egg Harbor Monday evening

With opiate addiction increasing in Ocean County, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is sponsoring a free training on Monday, Sept. 29 on how to administer an overdose antidote, according to a release from the agency.The program, slated for 6 p.m. to ... [Published News Works - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 10 reports

UMass Will Review Informant Program After Student’s Death

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst will review its use of students as confidential informants after an article, published on Sunday by  The Boston Globe, revealed that one of the informants, who used heroin, overdosed less than a year after he ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 4 reports

No bail for accused drug helper

The 37-year-old woman accused of helping a man overdose on drugs has been refused bail. Source: News LimitedA 37-YEAR-OLD woman who allegedly helped inject a man who overdosed on fentanyl will stay behind bars after bail was denied in the Southport Magistrates ... [Published Gold Coast Bulletin - Sep 29 2014]
Entities: Bail, Sarah Wilson, Drugs
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 3 reports

RCMP called to drug overdose

Portage la Prairie RCMP was called out to a double drug overdose at CanadInns on Sept. 25.Around 7 p.m., police received a report that two adults were in need of medical assistance.When officers and paramedics arrived at the scene they found that a man ... [Published Portage Daily Graphic - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 3 reports

Biomedic Acetaminophen with Codeine: Recall Due To Missing Child-Resistant Packaging

Teva Canada Limited, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one lot (#669745) of Biomedic Acetaminophen with Codeine (30 caplets with 300 mg acetaminophen and 8 mg codeine) due to missing child-resistant packaging. Biomedic Acetaminophen with ... [Published Health Canada - Sep 28 2014]

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"We also hope it will encourage other victims of sexual abuse to engage with West Yorkshire Police and our specially trained officers, who will investigate all offences sensitively and thoroughly, with the aim of securing convictions against offenders."
"These types of recommendations have been part of most published guidelines," Dr. Franklin admitted to MNT , but he said that most doctors "aren't doing sufficient screening using brief, publicly available and valid screening tools."
"I'm in public health: there is a cost always to prevention, but prevention usually results in cost savings" she said
...This was the seventh and last event to be held in Macon. According to the Macon Police Department Secretary, Modeste Ewing, "We collected 104 pounds of unwanted medications for disposal, several pounds more than 30 pounds our previous collection this past April. Due to a recent change in DEA disposal regulations, this will be the last collection scheduled by the DEA and local law enforcement. Now DEA-registered pharmacies and hospitals have the ability to set up their own collection sites to collect and dispose of unwanted medications in a safe manner. The DEA had previously stated they would continue Drug Take Back Events until legislation allowed for these new collection laws. “The Macon Police Department will no longer be able to accept medications since we will no longer have a way to dispose of the medications,” states Ewing. A total of 514.5 pounds of medication has been collected from Macon residents since beginning the program in October 2011. The purpose of the  program is to help prevent accidental drug overdose and misuse/abuse as well as offering a safe way to dispose of medications to avoid contamination to the community's water supply. The DEA began hosting National Prescription Drug Take-Back events four years ago because at that time the Controlled Substances Act made no legal provision for patients to rid themselves of unwanted controlled substance prescription drugs except to give them to law enforcement; it banned pharmacies snd hospitals from accepting them. Most people flushed their unused prescription drugs down the toilet, threw them in the trash, or kept them in the household medicine cabinet, resulting in contamination of the water supply and the theft and abuse of the prescription drugs. The week after DEA’s first Take Back Day, the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 was enacted. The Act authorized DEA to develop and implement regulations that outline methods the public and long-term care facilities can use to transfer pharmaceutical controlled substances and other prescription drugs to authorized collectors for the purpose of disposal. While those regulations were being developed and approved, the DEA sponsored seven more take-back events. DEA’s new disposal regulations were published in the Federal Register on September 9 and can be viewed at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov or at www.regulations.gov. DEA’s goal in implementing the Act is to expand theoptions available to safely and securely dispose of potentially dangerous prescription medications on a routine basis. At this time, DEA has no plans to sponsor more nationwide Take-Back Days in order to give authorized collectors the opportunity to provide this valuable service to their communities."

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For Back Pain or Headache, Painkillers Do More ... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - 21 hours ago]
Powerful painkillers do little to improve patients’ daily functioning, finds the American Academy of Neurology in a new position statement on opioid painkillers for chronic pain not related to cancer. Written by Dr. Gary Franklin, research professor ...
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ICMI, Jeff Toister, September 29th, 2014  Today’s contact center is a paradox. On one hand, managing agent performance often leads to increased micromanagement. The contact center is awash in metrics and KPIs. Seemingly every activity is monitored, ...
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