Cook County Jail Program Helping Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths By Providing Released Inmates With NaloxoneAn ongoing Cook County Jail program has saved more than 100 lives, by providing inmates with Naloxone kits, to prevent opioid overdose deaths after those detainees are released.
A Drug That Reverses Opioid Overdoses Has Become Easier To AccessDespite its life-saving abilities, naloxone’s accessibility remains scarce. But it is being distributed in an unlikely place – Cook County Jail.
As Opioid Crisis Rages, Cost Of Overdose Antidote Spikes As the opioid epidemic continues to kill tens of thousands of Americans each year, the drug naloxone has proved invaluable in preventing overdose-related deaths.
More Than 100 Lives Have Been Saved In The Suburbs Due To NaloxoneNaloxone donated by a Virginia pharmaceutical company is being credited with saving the lives of more than 100 people who had overdosed on opioids in the suburbs in 2017.
Illinois Agencies Getting Thousands Of Doses Of Narcan"The greater and more expanded use of naloxone is a key focus of our efforts."
Free OD Prevention Kits To Be Given Out In The City, SuburbsA simple needle and one milliliter vial at seventeen locations in the city and two in the western suburbs each week.
2 People Saved From Heroin Overdose Within Hours In Lake CountyTwo people overdosing on heroin were saved within hours of each other this week in the northwest suburbs.
DuPage County Sees Rise In Opioid-Related Deaths And Narcan Saves In 2016The DuPage Narcan Program released its annual report revealing an increase in opioid-related deaths and narcan saves.
DuPage County Struggles To Fight Opioid EpidemicThe DuPage County Coroner reports heroin-related deaths are up more than 50 percent in the area.
Suburban Cops Revive Motorist Who OverdosedIn seconds, two suburban police officers saved a man's life, and it was all caught on one officer's dashboard camera.
Indiana State Troopers Credited With Saving Man From OverdoseTwo Indiana State Police troopers have been credited with saving a man’s life after a drug-related crash near Gary on Thursday.
Head Of Illinois Physicians Group Praises Efforts To Increase Availability Of Heroin Antidote Naloxone The head of the state’s premier physicians group is applauding efforts to make a life-saving heroin antidote available to more people, professional and otherwise, reports WBBM Political editor Craig Dellimore.
Congressman Bob Dold To Introduce Bill Giving State Grants To Increase Access To Heroin Antidote A north suburban family's loss may result in a heroin antidote becoming more readily available.
Walgreens To Begin Selling Heroin Antidote Without PrescriptionWalgreens has announced it will now be offering the heroin antidote Naloxone over the counter without a prescription, a move law enforcement officials say will save lives.
Police Investigate Possibility Of Tainted Heroin After Spike In OverdosesThe Chicago Fire Department said paramedics saw heroin overdoses skyrocket this week. In a span of 24 hours, at least 23 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side. So far, one of those victims has died.