Stories tagged: naloxone
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
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
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.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
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 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 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
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
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
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
If prices don’t come down, and quickly, Trump should back up his tough talk with action.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
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
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
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
A federal grant aimed at stopping overdose deaths will expand access to naloxone.
Thu., June 2, 2016
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
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
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 …