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A drug used to reverse the effect of fentanyl overdoses will be offered free of charge in Quebec pharmacies.
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The move comes as the number of such overdoses rises in the province.
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On Wednesday, Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois and Health Minister Gaétan Barrette announced the overdose-reversal drug naloxone would be made widely available.
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Barrette says Quebec isn’t facing a crisis, but he is calling the situation worrisome.
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Police officers will also be able to administer the drug to people who are overdosing.
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Late on Wednesday, two men suffering from apparent overdoses were spotted …