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July 8, 2019

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Alberta Health undertook a review of the Chief Medical Examiner's case files on all unintentional opioid-related deaths in 2017, supplemented by administrative data from Alberta Health. The purpose of the review was to learn more about the people dying from opioid-related deaths and the...


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June 1, 2019

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This surveillance report presents emergency department, prescription, and mortality data associated with fentanyl, other opioids and other substances of misuse in Alberta. Produced quarterly, interim updates may also be released between quarters. Results are subject to change based on differences...


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September 1, 2018

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In June 2018 the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released an investigative review examining the lives of twelve youth who died from opioid poisoning between October 2015 and September 2017. The review identified opportunities for system improvements in five areas, with five corresponding...


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July 5, 2018

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This surveillance report presents emergency department, prescription, and mortality data associated with fentanyl, other opioids and other substances of misuse in Alberta. Produced quarterly, interim updates may also be released between quarters. Results are subject to change based on differences...


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May 1, 2018

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Synthetic opioids (SO) such as fentanyl and its analogue carfentanil are rapid-acting drugs that depress central nervous system and respiratory function. Discusses the proper PPE that should be considered.


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November 6, 2017

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This surveillance report presents emergency department, hospital, drug dispensing from community pharmacies, emergency medical services, and mortality data associated with opioids and other substances of misuse in Alberta among First Nations and Non-First Nations people.


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October 5, 2017

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The Minister's Opioid Emergency Response Commission was established in May 2017 to support the Government of Alberta's response to the opioid crisis. As part of its mandate, the Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Minister for timely coordinated action to address opioid...


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May 31, 2017

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Establishes the membership of the Minister's Opioid Emergency Response Commission. The Commission's works will encompass all action items identified to fit within the needed urgent response to the opioid crisis. The term of appointment of the members of the Commission expires on May 31, 2018.


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March 31, 2017

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On October 27, 2016, Alberta announced it was implementing a range of new tools to address overdoses and deaths related to fentanyl and other opioids as part of an urgent government response to reduce the harms associated with opioid misuse. These reports from the Office of the Chief Medical...


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January 1, 2016

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This fact sheet provides information about fentanyl and discusses what parents, teachers and other caregivers can do to inform kids about the dangers of fentanyl. It also discusses what adults can do if they believe a child may be using fentanyl, and immediate steps to take if they think...