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 | November 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 | October 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

First Naloxone Dose Saves Man

A man was revived after an opiod 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 | August 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

ResQ-Grip® Glove Testing Adds Heroin Resistance

MINERVA, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PH&S Products had its ResQ-Grip® premium nitrile examination grade gloves tested for a combination of heroin/fentanyl resistance. Successful heroin/fentanyl-resistance testing provides gloves that can ensure the safety of first responders and healthcare personnel who come in contact with these substances. "Testing our ResQ-Grip gloves for resistance to a combination

By | March 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Staying Vigilant

Being prepared often comes with the hope you never have to put that preparation into practice. That is certainly the case for Memorial’s Campus Enforcement and Patrol (CEP) officers who recently completed training to administer naloxone, which has gained mainstream recognition as it relates to fentanyl overdoses. Once administered, naloxone blocks or reverses the effects

By | September 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

NARCAN™ Carrying Cases Made Available to Emergency Personnel

With the opioid crisis worsening in Canada, more and more first-responders across the country are being equipped with naloxone, the active ingredient in NARCAN™ Nasal Spray, which is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. As a result, Adapt Pharma Canada has developed carrying cases to make it easier for first responders to

By | May 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Surrey police help save life of man overdosing in front of detachment

Members of the Surrey RCMP detachment jumped into action Friday morning when a man suffered an overdose outside the front doors of their headquarters on 57th Avenue. Police say they helped save the life of a man through the use of opioid antidote Naloxone when an officer arriving for his shift was alerted by a driver that

By | March 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Health Canada OK’s non-prescription nasal spray overdose antidote

Canadians will now be able to acquire naloxone nasal spray without a prescription, Health Canada says. Health Minister Jane Philpott authorized the nasal spray, which works to temporarily reverse a potentially fatal opioid overdose, after an expedited review, the department said in a release on Monday. The needle-free nasal spray is easy to administer and ensures that

By | March 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Interior health issues alert following spike in overdose calls in Penticton

The deadly trend throughout the province is continuing to be seen in the south Okanagan: opiod overdoses are significantly on the rise and some social workers said they’re having a hard time managing the need for intervention. “In Penticton, we have a housing crisis and that is [from] low wages and really high and escalating

By | March 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments