Tagged Fentanyl

The fentanyl crisis is serious and we need to treat it as such

By Jennifer Khil, March 28 2017 —  It’s not news that Alberta is facing a fentanyl crisis. As the death toll continues to rise, much-needed education and awareness programs are alarmingly overdue. Fentanyl abuse is largely enabled by experimentation and unfamiliarity. The misinformation responsible for the deaths of an increasingly wider and younger population must…

SU Wellness Centre shifts gears on naloxone

By Josh Harkema, November 15 2016 — (with files from Scott Strasser) With fentanyl overdoses accounting for 338 deaths in Alberta in the first half of 2016, the University of Calgary Students’ Union Wellness Centre is looking for ways to encourage students to join the fight against Alberta’s opiate epidemic. The Wellness Centre has offered…

Fentanyl overdose kits soon to be available on campus

By Scott Strasser, February 5 2016 — A drug used to counteract fentanyl overdoses will soon be available at the University of Calgary’s SU Wellness Centre. The drug is called naloxone and can temporarily reverse a fentanyl overdose. Alberta Health Services is distributing 4,000 take-home naloxone kits to 29 walk-in clinics across Alberta. AHS medical…

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