The Canadian Press

2016-03-16 | Alberta Fentanyl Students

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University of Alberta graduate students are calling for action to reduce the growing number of people who are dying from fentanyl overdoses. Student Advocates for Public Health is supporting a federal private members bill that calls for passing a Good Samaritan law to protect people who call 9-1-1 to report overdoses from facing charges. Ron McKinnon, the Liberal MP who introduced the bill, says he is grateful for the help. (The students are also encouraging support for Health Canada's proposal to allow people to obtain the drug naloxone -- which can reverse the effects of an overdose without a prescription. Fentanyl, an opiod that is many times more powerful than heroin, has been a factor in 272 deaths in Alberta and more than 655 deaths across the country.)

Date: 2016-03-16
Placeline: PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

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