Man­i­toba an­nounces fen­tanyl task force

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA - The Cana­dian Press

WIN­NIPEG — Man­i­toba is the lat­est prov­ince to dis­trib­ute fen­tanyl an­ti­dote kits to drug users in an at­tempt to save peo­ple from over­dos­ing on the pow­er­ful drug. The prov­ince has set up a fen­tanyl task force which will over­see the dis­tri­bu­tion of 1,300 nalox­one kits in Win­nipeg and launch a pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign about the drug. The group will also ex­plore ex­pand­ing ad­dic­tion sup­port for opi­oid drug users and re­duc­ing wait times for treat­ment. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Gord Mack­in­tosh said the prov­ince will spend $500,000 on the ini­tia­tives, adding the drug must be stopped be­fore it gains a foothold in Man­i­toba.

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