Sources: Hamilton Public Health Services, Mental Health & Harm Reduction Program, extracted April 17, 2018; Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies, extracted April 16, 2018.
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose.
So far in 2018:
- Public Health has distributed 713 kits and 172 people were reported as being revived by naloxone.
In January 2018:
- 312 naloxone kits were distributed through Hamilton pharmacies. Naloxone is available free of charge at many pharmacies.
- In 2017, 1718 naloxone kits were distributed by Public Health, reviving 460 people.
- In 2016, 462 kits were distributed, reviving 192 people .
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