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'I don't give naloxone very often,' paramedic says of handling opioid overdoses

from CBC Radio

As the fentanyl crisis makes its way across Canada, cities are preparing to see an increase in overdoses. Toronto, for example, set up its first safe injection site this summer, so that harm-reduction workers could respond if someone overdoses at the site. And the Ontario government has made naloxone kits available for free to the public. Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. But Jason Benaim, an advanced care paramedic in Toronto, says naloxone isn't always the best option for treating an overdose. more

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