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.
— BC Pharmacists (@BCPharmacists) December 20, 2017
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:
Read the full announcement on the Government of British Columbia website:
To find a pharmacy in your community offering Take Home Naloxone kits, visit: towardtheheart.com/site-finder
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