Medication can reverse effects of opioid overdoses

As communities across the nation struggle with an opioid epidemic, there’s a medication — that’s not widely known — that can reverse the effects of an overdose and save lives. Its generic name is naloxone. About 75 people attended a June 15 seminar on opioid addiction and the benefits of naloxone moderated by Judge Shawn Crane, who presides in the sixth circuit. Law enforcement officers, … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana is a need, some residents say

Denise Houston is a cancer survivor who used cannabis to get through her debilitating radiation treatments. She shared her story during an Aug. 9 Pasco County Commission meeting because she wanted commissioners to consider it, as they decide the future of medical marijuana within the county. She was one of several speakers at the public hearing on a proposal to extend a ban on the growth, … [Read more...]