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FDA Approves Heroin Overdose Antidote For Bystanders To Use

April 3, 2014
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Evzio is the first naloxone kit that can be used by family members and caregivers of heroin addicts to potentially save them from an overdose. Video provided by Newsy

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NYPD to Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote Kits

NYPD to Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote Kits

AP (May 27, 2014) — Thousands of New York City police officers will soon be carrying an emergency antidote to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses. (May 27) Video provided by AP
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Overdose Crisis Hits US as Heroin Becomes Drug of Choice

Overdose Crisis Hits US as Heroin Becomes Drug of Choice

AFP (July 10, 2014) — Across the US, heroin use has more than doubled in the past decade, and so have overdose deaths. Some states have declared it a full-blown crisis and increased resources to fight the highly-addictive drug. Duration: 02:50 Video provided by AFP
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Weed Use Up, Cocaine Use Down: Study

Weed Use Up, Cocaine Use Down: Study

Newsy (Mar. 11, 2014) — A study on drug trends by the RAND Corporation found a sharp decline in the consumption of heroin, while marijuana use increased over the same period. Video provided by Newsy
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GW Pharmaceuticals Gets New York Clinical Trial for Kids

GW Pharmaceuticals Gets New York Clinical Trial for Kids

TheStreet (June 3, 2014) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement between New York State and GW Pharmaceuticals to develop a clinical trial for children with treatment-resistant epilepsy. GW Pharmaceuticals is known for its marijuana-based medicines that use the extract cannabidiol, or CBD. The FDA has already authorized 60 children in the NYU Langone Medical Center to use GW's drug Epidiolex. There are also roughly 300 children in various sites across the country that also receive the drug. NY legislators are considering legalizing medical marijuana but the bill hasn't gone to a floor vote yet. Video provided by TheStreet
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