Life-saving class offered by Partnership Carson City

By Teri Vance A training offered by Partnership Carson City on Wednesday could help save lives. The 30-minute lunchtime class will teach participants how to use the nasal spray Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training will also include a history of opioids and an overview of the [...]

2019-02-02T10:14:57-07:00December 17th, 2018|Events, News|

Having wisdom teeth out could lead to opioid addiction

by Maggie Fox/NBC News Teens and young adults who get their first opioid prescription at the dentist — often when having their wisdom teeth out — are more likely to come back for more of the painkillers, researchers reported Monday. They found that nearly 7 percent of teens and young adults who got an opioid [...]

2019-01-15T15:00:43-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Drug Info, News|

Life-saving class offered: Naloxone training

This training could help save lives. The 30-minute lunchtime class will teach participants how to use the nasal spray Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training will also include a history of opioids and an overview of the law that protects people who administer the reversal drug. “So [...]

2018-11-05T16:02:07-07:00November 7th, 2018|

Life-saving class offered

By Teri Vance A training offered by Partnership Carson City on Wednesday, Nov. 7, could help save lives. The 30-minute lunchtime class will teach participants how to use the nasal spray Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training will also include a history of opioids and an overview [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:17-07:00November 5th, 2018|Community, Drug Info, Events, News, Prescription Drugs|

Opioids driving U.S. life expectancy decline: CDC

Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows. "It's really the first time we've seen this multi-year drop" in decades, said Renee Gindi, chief of the Analytic Studies Branch of the National Center [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:26-07:00October 29th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Nevada opioid task force reviews statewide efforts

Combating opioid abuse has been one of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s top priorities over the last few years — and promises to remain one even as he enters his final months in office. The governor called a second meeting of his Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force on Wednesday to receive an update on the state’s four-pronged [...]

2018-05-24T20:03:26-07:00April 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Officials explain bill to curb opioid overprescription in Nevada

Nevada health officials on Tuesday said a bill aimed at curtailing opioid overprescription will keep decision-making in the hands of physicians, not lawmakers. The provisions of Assembly Bill 474, which the Legislature passed into law this year and takes into effect on New Year's Day, were explained to about 200 physicians Tuesday evening  a forum [...]

2018-02-16T15:50:27-07:00December 7th, 2017|News|

Sandoval to Convene Opioid Taskforce to Ensure Accountability of Joint Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he will convene the Governor’s Opioid State Action Accountability Taskforce on September 25, 2017. The group will hear updates from state and federal agencies regarding how they are working to combat the opioid crisis in the Silver State. This Governor first convened this group as his Prescription Drug [...]

2017-10-10T12:26:15-07:00September 20th, 2017|News|