Take-Home Naloxone Kits Now Available at Community Pharmacies

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Take-Home Naloxone Kits Now Available at Community Pharmacies 

On December 20, 2017, BC’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Judy Darcy announced that take-home naloxone kits are now available at community pharmacies throughout British Columbia. 

Under this expansion of the Take Home Naloxone program, pharmacists will provide the kits free-of-charge to people who use opioids or are likely to witness an overdose. Additionally, pharmacists will also provide training in overdose recognition and response. 

View our coverage of the event on Periscope at: 

CPBC Periscope: Naloxone in Pharmacies

Read the full announcement on the Government of British Columbia website: 

Province puts more naloxone into the hands of British Columbians to save lives

To find a pharmacy in your community offering Take Home Naloxone kits, visit: towardtheheart.com/site-finder

Pharmacies wishing to participate in the program need to email the BC Pharmacy Association at info@bcpharmacy.ca.

For more information on naloxone, including FAQs and optional patient hand-outs visit out dedicated resource page at: www.bcpharmacists.org/naloxone

A new Naloxone Training App developed by St. Paul's Hospital and Toward the Heart is also available at www.naloxonetraining.com

Dec 21, 2017