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Cleveland ISD to distribute free Narcan after string of opioid overdoses among students

Posted on · Wednesday marked the eighth time since school started in August that the school district northeast of Houston called EMS personnel to treat a high school student who had overdosed on drugs. Narcan, an emergency overdose treatment, was administered to four of those students.


Senate unanimously passes a bill defining fentanyl poisoning as murder

Posted on · Houston Senator Joan Huffman authored Senate Bill 645, which would make the manufacture and delivery of less than 1 gram of fentanyl a third degree felony. The crime would rise to a second degree felony if a person dies from an overdose.

Houston Matters

Mother of Comedian Harris Wittels on Dealing With a Child’s Drug Overdose

Posted on · Harris Wittels‘Â success was fast, and it was early. He attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. And, At age 22, comedian Sarah Silverman discovered him at a stand-up club and had him write for her show on Comedy Central. His last project was writing for and co-producing the Netflix series Master […]

Houston Matters

A Drug for Opioid Overdose is Becoming Over-the-Counter in Texas

Posted on · A drug called Naloxone is being made available over the counter in Texas. The drug is a nasal spray that helps in the immediate aftermath of an opioid overdose. There’s a Houston medical toxicologist who sees a lot of these overdose cases, and he's worriedly watching those numbers climb. His name is Dr. Spencer Greene, […]

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Offshore Technology Conference, Prescription Drug Abuse, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, May 5, 2014

Posted on · More than 90,000 people from more than 120 countries are expected to attend the 45th Offshore Technology Conference this week. Oil and gas industry executives, scientists and engineers will have access to the latest technical information and equipment. It's also an opportunity for local students and professionals to network. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]