Looking Into the Lifesaving Naloxone

McGill social work student Richard Davy said there’s a lack of awareness given towards the importance of naloxone and the growing rate of opioid overdoses in Montreal.

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of an overdose resulting from heroin, fentanyl or oxycodone by blocking opiate receptors in the brain. In a push to reduce opioid-related overdoses and deaths in the province, the Quebec government has provided free access to the drug at pharmacies since the fall of 2017.

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