It’s not just the United States struggling with opioids. Australia also faces a public health crisis and over 70% of drug-related deaths involve opioids. Flinders University’s Dr. Meredith Craigie speaks to some of the non-drug strategies she takes when helping patients treat pain:
Jeremiah Lindemann of mapping firm Esri has created a “Celebrating Lost Loved Ones” map to put human faces on the numbers associated with the Opioid epidemic. The map currently hosts more than 1300 online memorial profiles.
A Maryland man overdosed at the wheel of a running vehicle in the middle of traffic. A trooper discovered the man, as well as heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The man is alive, as the police administered Narcan and CPR to the unresponsive man.