The Mass. Department of Public Health has granted the Kingston Fire Department permission to use a non-opioid pain medication for those who are in its care.
The Kingston Fire Department is the first in the state allowed to administer Toradol, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, in cases where pain management does not require a stronger opiate.
Kingston Firefighter Michael Gallagher is hopeful that this initiative will prevent the state’s current opiate addiction crisis from spreading:
State Rep. Tom Calter is also hopeful that all of the other town fire departments in Massachusetts will follow Kingston’s lead:
The non-opioid pain management initiative from Kingston’s Fire Department officially begins on May 1.