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More than 75 per cent of fatal drug overdoses in Montreal occurred at home, public health finds

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Montreal public health authorities say 175 deaths related to suspected drug overdoses occurred in the city over the past year and the majority of those fatalities took place at home. The latest data was released Thursday to coincide with International Overdose Awareness …

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Naloxone kits mandatory in high risk Ontario workplaces starting today

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2023 5:35 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Some workplaces in Ontario are now required to carry a kit used to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. As of today, workplace safety legislation mandates what the government …

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Manitoba counters reports of community naloxone shortage – Winnipeg

Winnipeg organizations serving some of the city’s most vulnerable are warning of a naloxone shortage they fear could endanger lives heading into summer — but the province says there isn’t one. Organizations are calling for a more reliable, steady supply they say could mean the difference between life and death. …

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Naloxone kits a lifeline in a worsening opiate crisis – Winnipeg

At Northway Pharmacy Brothers, naloxone kits are flying off the shelves. The Selkirk Avenue pharmacy in Winnipeg distributes 50-70 kits per week. Each kit contains between two and four doses. But pharmacy manager Brett Roeland believes the need is actually much higher. “I’m pretty confident they’re all being used in …

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