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Opioid overdoses increasing 'dramatically' in Kingston area

from Kingston Region

A string of opioid overdoses in the area has prompted alerts from the local Health Unit, paramedics and Street Health Centre. The Frontenac Paramedic Service recently disclosed it had attended three calls involving opioid overdoses in less than 12 hours. Of those three cases, two required resuscitation and, while which opioids were responsible for the overdoses is not known to paramedics, it is suspected that fentanyl may have been involved, explained Gale Chevalier, deputy chief of performance standards for the Frontenac Paramedic Service. more

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