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How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

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“I have had patients I’ve trained who’ve used kits to save people’s lives in the community.”

“People who are concerned a friend or loved one could overdose on opioid drugs like heroin or fentanyl can turn to their pharmacists for help.

Since June 24, kits containing naloxone – a drug that reverses overdose effects – have been available to pharmacists to give out to Ontario health card holders for free over the counter.”

By Kate Bueckert, Amanda Margison, CBC News.

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