HealthWatch: Help for Heroin Overdose

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FDA regulators are giving the “OK” to a device that can reverse heroin overdoses. The prescription device called Evzio Is like an Epi-pen, which is used to treat severe allergy attacks. It’s injected into muscle — releasing a drug that stops heroin and other opioids from fatally slowing a person’s breathing. The … Continue reading »

Drug Reverses Narcotic Overdoses

MEDFORD, Ore. — Heroin overdoses in Oregon are increasing. During the critical few minutes after an overdose emergency responders have a rarely used drug that can actually save the person’s life. Mercy Flights says when it responds to overdoses, paramedics can reverse the narcotic effects using a drug called narcan. Narcan is a drug that … Continue reading »