Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Availability of Take-Home Naloxone in Canada (CCENDU Bulletin)

Describes the availability of take-home naloxone programs in Canada and the steps required to make naloxone available without a prescription. This bulletin notes that access to naloxone, a drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdose, is only one part of an overdose prevention strategy, which should also include overdose prevention education, training and services.

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