For Drugs That Save Lives, a Steep Cost

May 23rd, 2014 | By

“A simple syringe with a dose of naloxone should cost about $3 …but experts expect that Evzio could well be priced close to $500.”

Naloxone epi-pen by prescription is just the first step

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

The FDA approved the equivalent of an “epi-pen” for overdose prevention, an antidote auto-injector that even untrained people can use to save the lives of those who have overdosed on drugs like Vicodin or heroin.

How CPR Became So Popular

Nov 4th, 2013 | By

‘Medical creep’ happens when doctors perform procedures or prescribe treatments for patients in the absence of clear evidence that patients will benefit.

Cheap health insurance vs our deadliest threat

Jul 18th, 2011 | By
heart safety

Given our overweight and aging boomer generation, expect life safety to emerge as a welcome and affordable concept.

Questions & Answers about AEDs and PADs

May 6th, 2011 | By
LIFEPAD Recessed

Common questions about AEDs and Public Access Defibrillation (PADs), with answers from the American Heart Association

SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest Facts)

Jul 21st, 2010 | By

More people die each year from SCA than the number who die from colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, auto accidents, AIDS, firearms, and house fires COMBINED.

Study finds CPR before defibrillation insignificant

Jun 9th, 2010 | By

It doesn’t matter whether or not EMTs do a few minutes’ CPR before defibrillation of cardiac-arrest patients, researchers conclude.