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New figures show use of overdose-reversal medication on the rise in B.C.

from Globe and Mail

As drug overdose deaths continue to climb in British Columbia, new figures on the use of naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose within minutes, show there has also been a significant increase in drug users being pulled back from the brink. In 2015, paramedics in Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health authorities administered naxolone 2,030 times, according to B.C. Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) statistics. more


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