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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

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.

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Emergency crews respond to Spokane County Jail death

Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to determine how an inmate in the Spokane County Jail died. The inmate was found at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.

FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug

U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK’d naloxone spray from Israel’s …

UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Spokane police officer uses Narcan to save overdosing suspect

A Spokane police officer carrying Narcan used it to save a man having a drug overdose Tuesday night.

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.

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.

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.