Narcan

Moorhead Group Looks to Increase Narcan Access in Public Places

The narcan education comes after a Twin Cities woman died of an overdose in November

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead group honored the life of a woman who passed away last month by offering narcan training to the public. Argentina Taylor lost her life to an opioid overdose outside of the Twin Cities in November. Birthing of a Diamond and the Steve Rummler HOPE Network teamed up to teach people about narcan in order to prevent…

Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Free Naloxone Training

Everyone at the training got an emergency response kit with nasal spray

          FARGO, N.D. — You don’t have to be part of the fire department or ambulance to help if you see someone overdose. Fargo Cass Public Health offered a free naloxone training to the public. The class was completely full and even had a waiting list. Some people came because it relates to their work, but others…

Synthetic Opioids Are Proving to Be More Deadly than Prescription Opioids

Despite this sudden rise, law enforcement and medical professionals still look to combat the problem as a whole

FARGO, N.D. — For the past few years, opioid addiction has been a major issue in the Fargo-Moorhead area. But now, some more potent opioids have emerged on the scene. “Fentanyl is a hundred times as potent as morphine, and then there are some derivatives like carfentanil which has been around and can be obtained as hundred times as powerful…

White Earth Reservation Police Going Door to Door with Narcan

In many of the cases, a toll free hotline has alerted his office, which in turn notifies the overdose response team

  WHITE EARTH, Minn. — Narcan is saving lives on the White Earth Reservation. The medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose has been distributed door-to-door in communities across the reservation. Police Chief Michael LaRoque calls it an “uphill battle,” but he says since an “urgent health crisis” was declared in mid-December several people have been saved by the…

Cass County Middle, High Schools Starting to Carry Narcan

the drug reverses the effects of opioid overdoses

FARGO, ND — Cass County middle schools and high schools are making an effort to prevent opioid overdose emergencies. They’ve partnered with Fargo Cass Public Health so they can start carrying Narcan kits at their schools. As a former EMT, Central Cass School Superintendent Morgan Forness knows time is of the essence when trying to save a life. It’s also why…

Walgreens to Begin Selling Narcan

Company officials say they want to make it easier for families and caregivers to help loved ones in the event of an overdose

NATIONAL — Narcan, the medication used to reduce the effects of an overdose, is now available to buy at Walgreens. The company has announced it will stock Narcan in all of its pharmacies nationwide. Company officials say they want to make it easier for families and caregivers to help loved ones in the event of an overdose. Walgreens will also…

Woman Dies of Overdose in Front of Local Hospital

After a woman dies after being abandoned in front of a hospital while overdosing Wednesday, Fargo Police want to remind the commuity of a law meant to prevent such incidents

A woman passed away from an overdose after she was left in front of a local hospital last night and Fargo Police want to make sure that doesn’t happen again. The department is reminding people in North Dakota of a law that grants immunity to those who call in a drug overdose. If a person reports an overdose, they will…