On October 25, 2018, Great Lakes Labs’ staff member, Taye Leftridge, became certified in administering and training to administer Narcan in an emergency overdose situation.
In February of 2018, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved Indiana’s Medicaid waiver extension application. This, in turn, has allowed Indiana HIP to enhance funding towards the opioid crisis.
According to to the CDC, in Indiana alone, 1,840 people died as a result of overdose in 2017. That is up 18% compared to 2016. Senator Donnelly has been a great advocate for more funding and resources to better equip the men and women who are on the front line providing prevention and treatment to those who desperately need it.
Remember that really cool medical procedure in your favorite Sci-Fi movie or T.V. show and thinking, when is this going to happen in real life?
It’s coming sooner than you think.
What do you do with your leftover or expired prescription drugs? Well flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash should NOT be your first thought.
Be sure to check out this upcoming event with Tall Cop Jermaine Galloway.
September 25th from 6-7: 30 pm at Thomas Edison Middle School (3304 Parkside Ave, Lake Station IN.
Hope to see everyone there!
“Drug Testing 101,” the next in a series of workshops about substance abuse problems in Porter County, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Family and Youth Services Bureau office, 253 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.
Often we receive questions at the laboratory regarding the metabolic pathways. In the chart above, we have illustrated how opioids metabolize. This chart provides a flow chart at your fingertips to assist in making informed decisions. Always remember, our experienced staff is available to answer any question(s) you may have.
Imagine you are a coroner. You walk into the scene of a crime and your job is to discover the cause of death. What evidence and information will you use to draw your conclusions? In many instances, the coroner gets the body and the crime scene investigators retain the evidence.
What are your memories of going to work with your parents? Did you sit at a desk and spin in the chair? Did you get a chance to wear a hard hat and goggles? Well for owner and CEO, Michelle Volk, her memories were a little more off the cuff.
While former President Obama was in office, a law was created that opened up doors for states to legalize marijuana. Several weeks ago, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions rescinded that federal policy.