The price of a life-saving overdose treatment has increased 680% to $4,500 in the last 3 years

Lydia Ramsey An emergency medication often referred to as an "antidote" for opioid overdoses has been skyrocketing in price over the last few years. The device, the only auto-injector version of naloxone, is called Evzio, and it's made by Kaleo.  Naloxone instantly reverses opioid overdoses by blocking the drug from interacting with the brain’s receptors. …

U.S. Attorney General addresses opioid, heroin addiction during Richmond town hall

BY CRITLEY KING CNHI News Service RICHMOND — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to a crowded auditorium at a Town Hall meeting in Richmond as part of the Obama Administration’s newly designated National Prescription Opium and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. The audience, mainly consisting of young people, was addressed on the dangers of heroin …

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Illicit for Licit Narcotic Substitution

Originally written July 15, 2014 at LINK below Martin R. Huecker, MD and Hugh W. Shoff, MD, MS   The dealers will not use it. Heroin dealers have explicit knowledge of the addictive properties of their product. The heroin addict is no longer the desperate character living under a bridge. She is a 17-year-old high …

Kentucky Senate passes bill that could make heroin traffickers face homicide charges

    SB 5 passed 36-0 Thursday with Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, passing. By Kevin Wheatley, Published: January 17, 2014 10:19AM The Senate passed a bill Thursday to combat the state’s growing heroin problem, though not without questions during a committee hearing earlier in the day on certain provisions’ constitutionality. Senate Bill 5 passed 36-0 …