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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Opioid overdose reversal drug made available statewide without a prescription

Naloxone, the drug that can prevent overdose deaths from opioids, will be available to Washingtonians and organizations at pharmacies statewide after the state issued a standing order Wednesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer drug deaths

Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades.

Deadly blue ‘Mexican oxy’ pills take toll on US Southwest

Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of …

UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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 …