On the Front Lines: The Key Role of Fire/EMS in Combating an Evolving Opioid Epidemic

Join Peter Matthews, editor-in-chief of Firehouse Magazine, as he interviews Roger Crystal, MD, lead inventor of NARCAN® Nasal Spray and CEO of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, on the future of the opioid overdose epidemic and the important role that fire / EMS will play.  Opioid overdose can happen to anyone – mothers, fathers, valued employees and dear friends.  There have been many lives saved from opioid overdose by the heroic work of fire and EMS professionals.  However, the opioid overdose crisis is shifting.  While prescription opioid overdoses still occur, a rapid rise of overdose deaths are occurring from powerful and illicit synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.  In order to combat this evolving crisis, fire and EMS professionals require innovation in the medicines they have at their disposal.  Peter and Roger will discuss these topics and more at this important session.


Date & Time
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:37 PM


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