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Is it better to give an expired drug to someone suffering a heart attack or nothing?  Paramedics all over the country are facing that dilemma. Paramedics with the Bend Fire Department decided several months ago expired drugs are better than no drugs. 

 

Tom Wright is the Bend Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services Coordinator.  “Drugs usually as they get older don't cause harm, they're just not as effective.  We were getting frustrated when talked with agencies that said, we understand your situation but wouldn't tell us what to do.  So we met with our legal team and with our insurance company.  And the insurance company backed that it’s better to give expired drugs than no drug whatsoever.” 

 

Wright says the drug shortage situation currently is much better than it was six months ago.  The shortage is being blamed on manufacturing delays and industry changes.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.