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Health

Opioid prescription users urged to get overdose treatment kits

Naloxone can save someone from dying of an overdose and people who legally use prescription pain-killers like morphine and oxycodone are being counselled to get the antidote kits.  The consumer-oriented website SafeMedicationUse.ca warns that people are at greater risk if they» 

Health, Society

Spiking fentanyl deaths prompt antidote programs

Another province is launching a pilot program to provide antidote kits in hopes of reducing the number of deaths caused by the illegal use of the opioid fentanyl. The western province of Saskatchewan will provide a take-home kit containing naloxone,»