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Fearing exposure, some funeral homes stock overdose antidote

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Funeral directors in Maryland are increasingly concerned their employees could be exposed to opioids. That’s why some are stocking naloxone, the medication the reverses the effects of an overdose. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that funeral directors are calling themselves the “last ...

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Baltimore urges feds to invoke authority to boost OD antidote access

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The Trump administration should invoke government authority to slash prices of a life-saving overdose drug or provide funding to expand access amid the coast-to-coast opioid epidemic, Baltimore’s health department and a national advocacy group said Thursday. America is in the ...

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Libraries training staff to administer overdose antidote

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, demonstrates administering a dose of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone on her assistant, Katherine Warren, in August 2015.
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WESTMINSTER — Some library workers in Maryland are learning how to administer an opioid overdose antidote. The Baltimore Sun reports that library systems in Harford, Carroll and Anne Arundel counties have begun offering training to staff in administering naloxone, commonly known as ...

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Will Md. drug price gouging bill shape national debate?

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The drug Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, has become a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. But since the drug’s ability to counter overdoses became popularized in 2014, its price has more than doubled. ...

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