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ANDOVER, Mass. — A yellow lab puppy was rushed a veterinary hospital Friday after ingesting an opioid while on a walk with her owner.
In southwest Ohio, people die from drug overdoses at more than double the national rate. In the future, whether someone survives could hinge on what county they are in.
BOSTON -- For the first time in years, opioid-related overdose deaths are declining in Massachusetts, according to newly released state data. But public health officials and substance abuse counselors are warning the state isn’t out of the woods yet.
“It has been many long, hard, agonizing battles for the last few years and you fought like a warrior every step of the way. Addiction, however, won the war. To the person who doesn’t understand addiction, she is just another statistic who chose to make a bad decision.”
KOKOMO, Ind. — Overdose reversing drug Narcan has gained national attention and acclaim for literally bringing victims across the country back to life — allowing many to seek treatment to remedy opioid addiction and abuse. But when it comes to Narcan, most people in a central Indiana community have the same question: What difference is it making?
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — The coroner here in the outer suburbs of Cincinnati gets the call almost every day.
No one has come up with a solution to the opioid epidemic that has decimated Rust Belt states, but for people who overdose, Naloxone is about as effective an antidoteas there is. The results of the opioid antagonist, which is sprayed up a person's nose and reverses the effect of opioid overdoses, have been likened to resurrecting someone from the dead.
BEDFORD, Pa. – A powerful synthetic opiate created to sedate elephants has been increasingly found across the country and can be dangerous not only to those taking the drugs, but to anyone who comes in contact with it, including police officers and first responders.
A new analogue of the synthetic opioid fentanyl has made its way into western Pennsylvania – and, while it's too early to say for sure, officials believe the drug could be resistant to the overdose-reversal drug naloxone.