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Opioid overdose deaths plunge 31 percent in Ohio county thanks to free Narcan

In the midst of what's considered the nation's worst public health crisis so far in the 21st century, one Ohio county is dramatically reducing the number of deaths related to opioid overdoses. A new report shows overdose deaths plunged by 31 percent in Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati. There was also a 42-percent drop in

By |2019-01-11T15:14:01-04:00January 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Narcan kits becoming a party essential

Are you prepared when you go out? With the increasing threat of fentanyl being found in party drugs, people are taking extra precautions when it comes to their party habits, including having a Narcan kit on hand to prevent opioid overdoses. According to the province’s chief coroner, Lisa Lapointe, cocaine was found in 46 per

By |2019-04-16T16:20:14-04:00November 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

University security officers add naloxone kits to tool belts

The potentially life-saving medication can reverse the effects of an overdose and has become the standard treatment for overdoses of fentanyl, a synthetic drug 50-100 times more powerful than morphine. "We purchased the product sometime in the middle of August and immediately trained our officers and got them completely ready and outfitted for the school

By |2018-10-01T15:36:48-04:00October 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

First Naloxone Dose Saves Man

A man was revived after an opioid overdose in what is the first use of naloxone since Toronto police officers were issued the life-saving medication in July. Constable Scott Patton had been writing up a quick report while stopped near Allan Gardens when a man came running up to his car yelling for help on

By |2019-01-11T15:14:55-04:00August 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments