Correctional Service Canada expands take-home naloxone kit program for inmates

Some recently-released inmates from federal prisons are being given take-home naloxone kits. (Grand River Hospital)

By CBC News, July 12, 2017 

Inmates being given access to antidote upon release

More federal inmates in Canada are being given access to free take-home naloxone kits when they are released back into the community.

Correctional Service Canada said the initiative started in British Columbia back in November 2016 at the Fraser Valley Institution For Women in the wake of the opioid overdose crisis, attributed largely to the proliferation of fentanyl.

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