WayHome fest flip-flops on naloxone policy

Source : An Ontario music festival has reversed a policy that would have banned attendees from bringing their own injectable naloxone kits, saying patrons will be able to trade syringes of the opioid overdose antidote for a nasal spray that has the same effect. The WayHome Music and Arts ...

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2 new strains of fentanyl are resistant to Narcan

Source : 2 new strains of fentanyl are resistant to Narcan| LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms two new strains of fentanyl that are so potent they are resistant to the lifesaving antidote for overdoses Narcan. GBI said the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office submitted forensic drug evidence containing the ...

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At least 7 drug overdoses in Durham region this weekend

Source : ​At least 7 drug overdoses in Durham region this weekend – Toronto – CBC News Durham Regional Police say fentanyl may have been involved in seven drug overdoses in Whitby and Oshawa this weekend. Three men aged 18 to 20 ingested cocaine at a Cullen Gardens gazebo that Durham police believe may have been laced with ...

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India adopts Test and Treat

Source : India Adopts Test & Treat | AIDS Healthcare Foundation After years of advocacy by civil society, including AHF, India has finally adopted policies to address HIV/AIDS discrimination and provide antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV positive people. The changes come after the Parliament passed the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control ...

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