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Crossed Words: Breaking news

From the June ACP Internist, copyright © 2014 by the American College of Physicians

By Justin Vader, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member

Answers to clues are placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically. Unlike the familiar acrostic puzzle format, the final answer can be in any column.

Horizontal clues

This month, all the clues relate to recent news events.

1) The FDA approved a cranial electrostimulation device for this condition

2) An FDA panel recommended a primary screen for human papilloma virus to replace this

3) JNC-8 raised the bar to treat hypertension in this group

4) NASA said astronauts have this “change of heart” in space

5) The nature of FDA’s recent letter to “23 and Me”

6) A recent report found that 1 in 5 women received narcotics during this period

Find in the vertical columns: To fight overdoses, the New York Attorney General equipped police with this weapon. The puzzle grid is here.

Answer: Narcan (naloxone)

The answer grid is here.

Photo by Hemera

Photo by Hermera



New York’s Attorney General established the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) program to fund the training and equipping of law enforcement with nasally administered naloxone. Each naloxone kit consists of a zip bag or pouch, costs about $60, and may be carried by officers or in their vehicles. (Source: An April 3, 2014, letter from the New York Attorney general to police agencies in the state.)

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