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Heroin’s Death Toll Rising in New York, Amid a Shift in Who Uses It

Source : http://nytimes.com/2014/08/28/nyregion/heroins-death-toll-rising-in-new-york-amid-a-shift-in-who-uses-it.html A heroin crisis gripping communities across the country deepened in New York last year, with more people in the city dying in overdoses from the drug than in any year since 2003. In all, 420 people fatally overdosed on heroin in 2013 out of a total of ...

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Naloxone Distribution: Saving Lives and Restoring Trust in the Police

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/cures-not-cuffs-naloxone-tessie-castillo2022 Law enforcement departments across the country are finally equipping officers with naloxone—a medication that reverses opiate drug overdose—and teaching them to treat overdose as a medical issue before viewing it as a criminal one. Just a few years ago, no one imagined that police would save lives ...

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Calls for drug consumption rooms

Source : http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/calls-for-drug-consumption-rooms-284077.html Drug-related deaths would fall and public injecting would decrease if consumption rooms were set up, two national groups have said. Both the Ana Liffey Drug Project and Merchants Quay Ireland — which, between them, have services in Dublin, Midlands, and Mid West — have called for the ...

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By end of August, CVS will offer Narcan without prescription to counter opiate overdoses

Source : http://www.providencejournal.com/news/health/overdose/20140823-by-end-of-august-cvs-will-offer-narcan-without-prescription-to-counter-opiate-overdoses.ece CVS Pharmacy announced that it would offer the opiate antidote Narcan without a prescription at all of its 60 pharmacies in Rhode Island by the end of month. Narcan, also known as naloxone, offers immediate help for anyone overdosing from an opiate such as heroin or a ...

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