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Students learn to administer Narcan

Second-year medical student Paolo Vignali demonstrates routes of administration for Narcan at Pitt Trauma and Emergency League’s Narcan Training Tuesday night. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Anish Salvi | Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

As an Emergency Medical Technician of four years, Anthony Lupinacci is no stranger to administering Narcan — and knows the difference the drug can make. “Especially when I have worked in this area, out in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, we see overdoses fairly often,” Lupinacci said. “I can say that Na...

Among short-term fixes, Pitt develops long-term plan to combat nationwide opioid crisis

Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator

By Rashi Seth | Columnist

May 31, 2017

Two months ago a couple from Lower Burrell mourned the loss of their son who didn’t live to see his 25th birthday. David Makara’s refusal to get treatment drove him to move out of his parents home as he could not pass a drug test to get a job. Without any notice he moved out to Light of Life she...

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