naloxone

Naloxone, pictured, is a drug used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Overdose drug naloxone making an impact in SF as heroin use grows in visibility

It was an hour after midnight when two Mission District police officers…

 

President Barack Obama hugs Crystal Oertle after a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Obama turns attention to growing opioid abuse problem

ATLANTA — The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is…

 

A $400,000 “patient dumping” settlement with Nevada was approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

SF health officials warn of lethal, fake ‘Xanax’ circulating city streets

San Francisco health officials are warning residents about dangerous, counterfeit pills circulating…

 

S.F. drug-death prevention program reports success in treating opiate overdoses

Anna McConnell and staff at Glide Memorial Church’s needle exchange program were…

Courtesy photoPolice in The City’s eastern districts will be carrying naloxone for drug overdoses.

SF police to carry life-saving antidote for drug overdoses

Police working the eastern districts of San Francisco will now have access…

Courtesy photoPolice in The City’s eastern districts will be carrying naloxone for drug overdoses.