After Daughter's Fatal Overdose, Ex-DEA Officer Turns Focus to Treatment
NBC Boston, 2019
Kevin Simmers spent 30 years fighting the war on drugs, targeting users and dealers in Maryland. But when the opioid crisis hit closer to home, the former narcotics officer changed his perspective on addiction and began waging a different war on the drug problem.
CRIME Nearly 60 people arrested for DUI in the Treasure Valley over the Christmas holiday
While most us were celebrating the Christmas holiday, officers across Idaho were out on patrol.
Little says new law will give Idaho nation's broadest opioid-reversal drug access
Idaho is on track to have the broadest naloxone-access law in the nation, Gov. Brad LIttle declared this morning, as he signed HB 12 into law, making the opioid-overdose-reversing drug available from any licensed or registered health care professional, to be given to anyone with “a valid reason” to possess it. That could mean first responders, family members, drug users themselves, or anyone who is likely to be able to help someone suffering from an opioid overdose by administering the drug. “No doctor visit is required, and it can be accessed by anyone in a position to help someone at risk,” Little said.
Opioid Deaths In Teens And Children Almost Tripled In The Past 20 Years
According to results of a retrospective study in JAMA, nearly 9,000 teens and children died from opioid overdoses in the past 2 decades , almost tripling the number of pediatric opioid-related deaths during that time span.
Idaho State Police make record-setting drug bust in eastern Idaho
Post Register, 2018
Idaho State Police seized more than 800 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $3 million dollars.
Project Echo gives Idaho doctors new tools to combat opioid addiction
Post Register, 2018
They call in from tablets at home and from computers in their hospital offices, representing Moscow, Couer d’Alene, Shoshone, Hailey. At Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, the call is displayed on a TV screen in a staff room and residency nurses eat lunch while they listen in. The largest group gathers in a conference room in Boise, a dozen experts from local hospitals, the Department of Health and Welfare and recovery networks.
ADA COUNTY DEPUTY USES NARCAN TO SAVE 16-YEAR-OLD'S LIFE
BOISE — So far this year in Ada County, 105 people have died from drug overdoses. According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, the majority of cases involve middle-aged adults. One recent case shows kids are also getting close to opioids.