A leading Canadian producer of Naloxone kits

What is Naloxone:

Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and allow time for medical help to arrive

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist. This means it blocks the effects of opioids, such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and hydrocodone. It can restore normal breathing to a person whose breathing has shallowed or stopped as a result of an overdose

The Opioid Crisis

“In Canada, on average, 10 people die each and every day from overdose”

“In 2017 the number of opioid related deaths increased by 34%”

“Opioid Overdose is among the top ten leading cause of death in Canada”

Canada Map Opioid Crisis

10.9

approximate lives lost per day due to an opioid overdose

5X

increase in opioid overdose deaths from 1999 to 2016

85%

of opioid overdose deaths occur outside of a medical setting

Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses. National report:

Apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada (January 2016 to December 2017) Web-based Report. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; June 2018