Note: Because of the way naloxone is disseminated in the community, published data now reports naloxone doses distributed. Previously published data reported naloxone kits distributed. One kit is equivalent to 2 doses. Additional community agencies also began reporting "people revived" information in 2019.
Sources: Hamilton Public Health Services, Mental Health & Harm Reduction Program, extracted April 20, 2021; Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. Ontario Prescription Opioid Tool. Toronto, ON; Updated February 9, 2021. DOI: 10.31027/ODPRN.2018.01. Available from: http://odprn.ca/ontario-opioid-drugobservatory/ontario-prescription-opioid-tool/
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. Naloxone is available free of charge at many pharmacies.
Public Health & Naloxone Expansion Sites
So far in 2021:
- Public Health & Naloxone Expansion Sites distributed 2458 doses, reviving 2 lives.
- In 2020, Public Health and the Naloxone Expansion Sites have distributed 16,613 doses and 301 people were reported as being revived by naloxone.
- 2019: 17,705 naloxone doses were distributed by Public Health & Naloxone Expansion Sites, reviving 2,214 people.
- 2018: 6,412 naloxone doses were distributed by Public Health & Expansion Sites, reviving 568 people.
- 2017: 3,402 naloxone doses were distributed by Public Health, reviving 460 people.
- 2016: 924 doses were distributed, reviving 192 people.
Between January and August 2020:
- Hamilton pharmacies distributed 6,222 naloxone kits.
- 2019: 11,289 naloxone kits were distributed through Hamilton pharmacies.
- 2018: 7,025 naloxone kits were distributed through Hamilton pharmacies.
- 2017: 2,501 naloxone kits were distributed through Hamilton pharmacies.
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