Naloxone free in Quebec
MONTREAL — A drug used to temporarily reverse the effect of fentanyl overdoses will be offered free of charge in Quebec pharmacies.
The province will follow the example of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in offering the life-saving naloxone without people requiring a prescription.
It’s an attempt to stem a full-blown problem as the number of cases rises in Quebec — with another possible two occurring Wednesday night.
Earlier in the day, Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois and Health Minister Gaetan Barrette announced that naloxone would be made widely available.
WASHINGTON — The United States is seeking to insert a so-called sunset clause into a new NAFTA, a controversial proposal that would automatically terminate the agreement after five years unless all three member countries agree to extend it.
That idea has been quietly floated for months by U.S. officials who finally made it public Thursday. It prompted swift resistance. Canadian and Mexican officials brushed it off almost as soon as it was publicly revealed, calling it a bad idea that would create economic instability and scare businesses away from long-term investments.
The priority was announced by Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross.
He confirmed the U.S. will seek some automatictermination