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Ontario to offer naloxone to police, firefighters as opioid-related deaths rise

Ontario to offer naloxone to police, firefighters as opioid-related deaths rise
From Global News - December 7, 2017

TORONTOOntario will be offering the overdose-reversing medication naloxone to police and firefighter services across the province as it continues to grapple with an opioid crisis.

Health Minister Eric Hoskins and Community Safety Minister Marie-France Lalonde made the announcement today as new figures show deaths due to opioids continue to rise.

Chief Coroner Dirk Huyer says there were 336 opioid-related deaths in the province from May to Julyan increase of 68 per cent from the same time period last year.

READ MORE:Toronto Fire Services now equipped with naloxone kits for opioid overdose

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