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Public Health warns of high risk of drug overdose in KFL&A

An extremely toxic batch of drugs circulating in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, prompting the local Health Unit to issue a warning to local residents. According to Public Health, drug toxicology reports from recent weeks indicate the presence of fentanyl, carfentanil, and benzodiazepine analogues in the local

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Public Health reports increase in drug overdoses in KFL&A

A toxic batch of drugs is circulating in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) area, and the local health unit wants residents to be aware. According to KFL&A Public Health, increased numbers of overdoses have been noted in emergency departments, as well as through 911 calls and local harm

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OPP: Opioid overdoses and deaths increasing

  An alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario was highlighted in the Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses, and relevant strategies. The OPP stated

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Good Samaritan Policy would improve student safety

Written by Aaron Bailey In response to the worsening opioid overdose crisis, medical professionals and community activists have recommended addressing substance use, misuse and abuse as health issues through the adoption of a harm reduction approach. Calls for supervised consumption facilities, medication assisted treatment programs, and the decriminalization of drug

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