New, Easier To Use Version Of Life Saving Drug Premieres In Delaware CountyDelaware County will be the first in the country to equip police officers with a new, easier to use version of Narcan, the drug that has proven to be a lifesaver on the street when encountering people overdosing on drugs.
PA Health Officials Sign Order To Make Anti-Overdose Drug Available For EveryonePhysician General Dr. Rachel Levine signed the order because she says opioids like heroin are taking lives and destroying families at a frantic pace.
Latest Step In Battle Against Heroin Epidemic In MontcoThe latest announcement allows the sale of an anti-overdose drug to be offered at pharmacies in the county.
Cops: Baby Left Alone Starves After Mom's Suspected OverdosePolice believe a 22-year-old woman died of an overdose a week or two ago, before her 10-month-old boy starved when no one was left to care for him in the western Pennsylvania apartment they shared.
Tasty Medication Poses Risk For ChildrenIf medications taste good, they could be a temptation to kids.
Penn Study Claims Medical Marijuana Might Help Prevent Overdose DeathsMedical marijuana can help ease patients’ pain, but apparently, it can also save lives.
New Oxycodone Pill Designed To Prevent AbuseThe FDA has approved an oxycodone pill designed to deter abuse.
Prosecutors: NJ Man Pleads Guilty In Overdose DeathOcean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee of Atlantic City received a six-year prison term when he was sentenced Friday.
Camden Officers Carrying Life-Saving Drug That 'Cancels' OverdosesNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week expanded a pilot program to allow every state police officer to carry the nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that can literally save the life of someone overdosing on narcotics.
Camden County To Establish Heroin Addiction Task Force The task force will be made up of parents, teachers, civic organizations, students, medical professionals, law enforcement and religious leaders, and the Board says it’s already received more than a dozen applications from candidates.
New Jersey To Expand Anti-Overdose PilotGov. Christie will announce the statewide expansion Tuesday of a program that allows police officers to carry and administer a drug that can quickly reverse a heroin overdose.
NJ Now Lets Police Administer Anti-overdose Drug In Some CountiesSome police officers in New Jersey are now permitted to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.