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Albertans urged to check naloxone kits

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Naloxone kit

Albertans in possession of naloxone kits are being asked to check the contents to ensure they contain two or three vials of the life-saving drug.
Alberta Health Services has been made aware of naloxone kits distributed to clinics and pharmacies in Alberta with the naloxone vials missing.
Alberta Health Services contracts a third-party distributor to receive, store and distribute naloxone kits to sites across Alberta.
Alberta Health Services is working closely with this distributor and a supplier of the kits to ascertain the cause and extent of the issue.
Alberta Health Services is urging Albertans to check their naloxone kits as a precautionary measure. Each naloxone kit should contain:

  • Two or three vials of naloxone (0.4mg/mL).
  • Two or three syringes/needles.
  • Alcohol swabs.
  • Gloves.
  • Breathing mask
  • Brochure

If a naloxone kit has fewer than two naloxone vials, or if members of the public require assistance checking their naloxone kit, they are encouraged to return to a distribution site (see a complete list at www.drugsafe.ca) for assistance. Incomplete kits will be replaced, free of charge.

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