The Canadian Press

2016-05-11 | Alberta Fentanyl Naloxone

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Alberta is making a life-saving drug available without a prescription to curb fentanyl overdose deaths. Brandy Payne, associate minister of health, says the government is making naloxone easier to get as an antidote to the powerful synthetic opioid, which has been linked to 69 deaths in the province this year and 270 in 2015. She says naloxone saves lives. (The province is also bolstering counselling and treatment programs for drug users.)

Date: 2016-05-11
Placeline: EDMONTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << how many lives have been cut short by Fentanyl and too many families have lost loved ones naloxone is safe effective and saves lives by temporarily reversing an overdose of fentanyl allowing a person time to get emergency medical help >>