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May 4, 2019 - Setting Precedent, A Federal Court Rules Jail Must Give Inmate Addiction Treatment
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May 4, 2019 - Setting Precedent, A Federal Court Rules Jail Must Give Inmate Addiction Treatment
This week, a federal appeals court addressed the right to treatment for an inmate who suffers from opioid addiction, a move that legal advocates say could have wide repercussions.
April 19, 2019 - The FDA Just Approved the First Generic Nasal Spray to Reverse Opioid Overdoses
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April 19, 2019 - The FDA Just Approved the First Generic Nasal Spray to Reverse Opioid Overdoses
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced that it granted final approval to the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, which can be used to reverse opioid overdoses.
October 3, 2018 - Fentanyl test strips lead to more caution among illicit drug users
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October 3, 2018 - Fentanyl test strips lead to more caution among illicit drug users
Illicit drug users who are certain that fentanyl is mixed into the heroin they consume are much more likely to take precautions that reduce their chances of overdosing, researchers reported Wednesday in a small study. The survey examined the use of fentanyl test strips by 125 injection drug users in Greensboro, N.C., over a two-month period last year. Distribution of the small strips has become an increasingly popular “harm reduction” technique in the past few years among groups trying to protect drug users from overdosing on the powerful narcotic that has swept most of the United States.
September 25, 2018 – Office of National Drug Policy: Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders
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September 25, 2018 – Office of National Drug Policy: Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders
The increased prevalence of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the illicit drug market means that first responders need to understand how to protect themselves from exposure in the field. Law enforcement, fire, rescue, and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel must balance safety with mobility and efficiency when responding to scenes where the presence of fentanyl is suspected.
September 16, 2018 – As opioid death toll worsens, California doctors will soon be required to perform database checks
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September 16, 2018 – As opioid death toll worsens, California doctors will soon be required to perform database checks
While California for decades has kept a prescription history database for doctors and pharmacies to consult, many healthcare providers have ignored it — and the potential life-saving clues it provides. That will change Oct. 2.
September 11, 2018 – Capitol Tracker: Governor signs naloxone bill into law
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September 11, 2018 – Capitol Tracker: Governor signs naloxone bill into law
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill by North Coast Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) on Monday that addresses the opioid epidemic, which has left its mark on Humboldt County. The bill, AB 2760, requires high-risk patients be prescribed the overdose reversal drug naloxone when receiving prescriptions for opioids. The bill also has an educational element that mandates a discussion of substance abuse with those receiving the prescriptions. The bill will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
August 18, 2018 – This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.
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August 18, 2018 – This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.
Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment
August 29, 2018 - Narcan kits given out in San Jose to curb opioid deaths
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August 29, 2018 - Narcan kits given out in San Jose to curb opioid deaths
SAN JOSE (KRON) - Opioid use and opioid overdose deaths are nothing short of a public health emergency across the country, including in the Bay Area. But there is some help in the form of an antidote of sorts that is saving lives.
We are consistently hosting new naloxone trainings, education presentations, and physician buprenorphine trainings. These are tailored to the specific needs of the groups we are addressing. 

If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact us.​

 
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