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Opioids

Read: Texas A&M to Train All Health Science Students Opioid Overdose Reversal

Texas A&M to Train All Health Science Students Opioid Overdose Reversal

Texas A&M will be the first health science center in the nation to train every health professions students how to administer opioid reversal.

Read: Meth Hospitalizations Increased 245% in 7 Years, New Study Finds

Meth Hospitalizations Increased 245% in 7 Years, New Study Finds

Researchers say the resurgence of the drug’s popularity has been overshadowed by the country’s focus on the opioid epidemic.

Read: 8 Most Common Preventable Health Hazards

8 Most Common Preventable Health Hazards

Here are the top eight health hazards that non-medical bystanders can help mitigate until first responders arrive on scene of a medical emergency.

Read: FDA Approves New Opioid Drug, Dsuvia

FDA Approves New Opioid Drug, Dsuvia

Despite the opioid crisis, the FDA approved a drug that is 10 times stronger than fentanyl.

Read: Ind. Doctor Killed After Refusing to Prescribe Opioids

Ind. Doctor Killed After Refusing to Prescribe Opioids

The doctor was gunned down by a patient’s husband who was angry that he would not prescribe opioids for his wife’s chronic pain.

Read: Report: Nurse’s Opioid Abuse Caused Bacteria Outbreak in Wisconsin Hospital

Report: Nurse’s Opioid Abuse Caused Bacteria Outbreak in Wisconsin Hospital

Investigators discovered the nurse was removing opioids from syringes and replacing them with a saline solution, causing the bacteria outbreak.

Read: Indiana Pharmacy Robberies Increase Amid Stronger Restrictions on Opioid Prescriptions

Indiana Pharmacy Robberies Increase Amid Stronger Restrictions on Opioid Prescriptions

From 2009 to 2016, there were 651 pharmacy robberies in the state of Indiana, ranking it highest in the nation.

Read: Commission to Propose HIPAA Changes for Opioid Overdoses

Commission to Propose HIPAA Changes for Opioid Overdoses

HIPAA changes would be necessary for the opioid overdose task force’s expected recommendations to be implemented.

Read: Carfentanil Opioid Emergence Poses Threat to Police, First Responders

Carfentanil Opioid Emergence Poses Threat to Police, First Responders

Several officers and first responders have experienced accidental overdoses after exposure to Carfentanil.

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