Narcan

Juice WRLD
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:12 pm
A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died. Read more here.
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Kristen Bristow and Charles Salzman
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 27, 2019 - 1:26 pm
An 11-month-old remains in the pediatric intensive care unit days after the infant was given two doses of Narcan.
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New Jersey Department of Human Services
David Madden
June 13, 2019 - 1:45 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey health officials are taking a new approach in dealing with the opioid epidemic. About 20,000 free packages of Narcan will be given out next week to anyone who wants it — no questions asked, and no prescription needed. The packages will be available on June...
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It's a sign of the times: Philadelphia City Council members and their staffs received training Tuesday on how to administer the overdose-reducing drug Narcan.
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Pat Loeb
February 05, 2019 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a sign of the times: Philadelphia City Council members and their staffs received training Tuesday on how to administer the overdose-reducing drug Narcan. Councilwoman Cindy Bass organized the training after hearing about a fatal overdose in Dilworth Park, steps...
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The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.
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Mike DeNardo
February 05, 2019 - 12:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 16-month-old boy had to be treated with Narcan after ingesting drugs at his parents' home Monday night in Upper Darby. It was around 5:30 p.m. when the boy's father returned home from work to find his girlfriend, the boy's mother, passed out on the bed. "The child...
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The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.
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Jim Melwert
December 06, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is handing out anti-opioid-overdose medication across the state Thursday, including at more than a dozen locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The kits include two doses of Narcan (the common brand name of naloxone), which can...
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The Public Health Management Corporation held a workshop where they trained their employees how to administer Narcan nasal spray. All the participants took home a pack of Narcan to use in case they come across someone overdosing.
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Justin Udo
December 04, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 2017, more than 1,200 people in Philadelphia died as a result of an overdose, according to the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). To combat the staggering figures, the nonprofit trained hundreds of its employees to be first lines of defense in the fight...
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Gov. Tom Wolf met with Department of Corrections officers Sept. 5, 2018, to discuss safety concerns and announce new protocols.
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Tony Romeo
September 05, 2018 - 12:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration provided more details of new procedures to address in the influx of illegal substances that have sickened state prison staffers in recent weeks. The rash of illnesses resulted in a lockdown of state prisons that started last week...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
August 29, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ordered an immediate lockdown of all state prisons Wednesday after reports of almost 30 staff members became sickened by unknown substances over the past few weeks. "The safety and security of our employees is my number one...
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The contents of an overdose rescue kit are displayed in a class on overdose prevention held by non-profit Positive Health Project, holds up an overdose rescue kit after completion of the class on August 9, 2017 in New York City.
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August 29, 2018 - 12:57 pm
By Tony Marco and Alanne Orjoux, CNN (CNN) -- At least two dozen people were sickened Wednesday at the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe, Ohio, law enforcement officials said. Authorities responded to the prison after reports that 24 people -- including prison guards, nurses and inmates...
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