Province Distributing Opioid Medication Across the Province

The government of Ontario has announced expanded access to naloxone, a life-saving drug that can be used to temporarily reverse opioid overdoses. Under the government’s new program the drug will be provided free of charge in over 200 communities across the province. As of the end of March more than 28,000 naloxone kits have already been dispensed to pharmacies, public health units, and community-based organizations than offer needle exchange and hepatitis C programs. In addition, more than 500 kits have been distributed at correctional facilities.

For more:

Government of Ontario: Where to find naloxone kits 

Ministry of Health and Long-term Care: Strategy to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Overdose 

 

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