“A simple syringe with a dose of naloxone should cost about $3 …but experts expect that Evzio could well be priced close to $500.”
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.
‘Medical creep’ happens when doctors perform procedures or prescribe treatments for patients in the absence of clear evidence that patients will benefit.
Given our overweight and aging boomer generation, expect life safety to emerge as a welcome and affordable concept.
Common questions about AEDs and Public Access Defibrillation (PADs), with answers from the American Heart Association
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.
It doesn’t matter whether or not EMTs do a few minutes’ CPR before defibrillation of cardiac-arrest patients, researchers conclude.