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

Posted on :  January 17th, 2017  |  By :  Robby Breadner

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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.

Read full article, here.

Who We Serve ?

  • Individuals using/abusing street narcotics (e.g. heroin).
  • Patients abusing prescription narcotics(i.e., Codeine, Talwin, Percocet/Percodan, Dilaudid, Morphine or Demerol, et cetera).
  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.