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On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Deaths from opioid overdose are at an all-time high across the United States, and Birmingham has been hit particularly hard. In the past four years, heroin overdose deaths in Jefferson County and surr... read more

Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

Three dispatches from the front lines: A CHURCH FOR IMPERFECT PEOPLE Nine ... Their goal is to get people into treatment and, if they will listen, to offer some spiritual advice. "Surrender," Casey to... read more

The Future Of Healthcare Innovation And Why Government Matters

We went from having only 50,000 people in Africa on lifesaving HIV treatment, to today supporting more than ... This unique system can be deployed on the front lines of healthcare to detect early stag... read more

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Heroin epidemic: Is it real?

Across the U.S., officials are sounding an alarm on heroin use. The U.S. Attorney General calls it an “‘urgent public health crisis’” and network television news routinely describes it as an epidemic ... read more


Cuomo: Addiction treatment centers to offer training on preventing heroin overdoses

Addiction treatment centers managed by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will offer training sessions over the next five months on how to prevent heroin and opioid ... first ... read more

FBI Director James Comey to speak at Henrico summit on heroin, opioid epidemic

The summit will offer information ... as others on the front lines of the heroin and opioid crisis. The Henrico Heroin Task Force was established in May 2016 by County Manager John A. Vithoulkas to wo... read more

We are all on the front lines in the war on opioid addiction

However, treatment professionals attributed the decline ... this week will become the first college in the nation to offer public access to Narcan in an effort to tackle the epidemic head-on. This com... read more

New Naloxone Education Toolkit Arms Frontline Emergency Department Staff With Just-in-Time Guidance for Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Intervention

is on the front line of public health, and has the opportunity to play a critical role in reversing the skyrocketing opioid overdose trend. To aid emergency nurses and providers in combating the wides... read more

70 deaths in 30 days

The crisis by the numbers He died in a neighborhood buckling under the weight of an epidemic, blanketed by heroin and fentanyl ... long advocated by workers on the front lines. The city is installing ... read more

America Doesn’t Have to Choose Between Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction

While this bill funds research into non-opioid painkillers, states long left to fend for themselves on the front lines of the ... When used for pain treatment, its side effects are less dangerous than ... read more

On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United Stat... read more



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