Stories tagged: naloxone
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Chicago giving departing inmates overdose-reversing drug
Chicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Colleges can get free doses of naloxone for students overdosing on heroin and other opioids
Colleges will be able to get several free doses of a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses, a sign of the widening impact of the deadly epidemic and increased efforts …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Opioids contributed to deaths of three WSU students
Overdoses involving opioid drugs killed three Washington State University students in the closing months of 2016. All three were men in their 20s.
Sat., March 4, 2017
Legislation needed to curb drug-price hikes
Recent legislation in the U.S. Senate and in the Washington Legislature may eventually shine a brighter light on pricing practices.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Surge in drug price won’t pose threat to heroin overdose patients in Washington
A dramatic price hike for one form of naloxone has some people upset, but Washington health and law enforcement agencies said it’s not affecting their ability to provide care.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Tough talk won’t lower drug prices
If prices don’t come down, and quickly, Trump should back up his tough talk with action.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Pullman police to carry lifesaving opioid overdose-reversal drug
Responding to a national, and regional, opioid overdose epidemic, the Pullman Police Department will begin carrying a lifesaving overdose reversal drug.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Albertsons-Safeway pharmacies in North Idaho offering overdose antidote Narcan
Albertson Safeway pharmacies in North Idaho have begun offering a potentially lifesaving antidote for fatal overdoses of heroin and opiod drugs. The antidote is available without a prescription.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 6:39 p.m.
FDA wants an app to match opioid overdose victims with rescue drug
Hoping to reduce the death toll in the nation’s epidemic of opioid drug use, the Food and Drug Administration is calling for the development of a cellphone app that could …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Feds give $1 million to help state pay for drug that reverses heroin overdose
A federal grant aimed at stopping overdose deaths will expand access to naloxone.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
Naloxone, lifesaving drug to reverse OD, to be sold without prescription locally
A drug that can reverse potentially fatal opioid overdoses will soon be available to anyone in Washington and Idaho without a prescription.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Seattle police say they’ve saved 3 people with overdose drug
Seattle police say bicycle officers have saved three people from potentially fatal heroin overdoses since they started carrying an overdose reversal drug in mid-March.
Wed., March 12, 2014
WSU tests naloxone, heroin overdose nasal spray
A nasal spray capable of countering the immediate effects of heroin or prescription pain pill overdoses could be in Washington State University students’ hands by fall. The project from WSU’s …