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Drugs and Devices

Naloxone

Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. The following programs distribute publicly funded naloxone kits:

  • Ontario Naloxone Program: Needle Exchange/Syringe Programs, Hepatitis C Programs, Consumption and Treatment Services and participating community-based organizations distribute injectable and nasal spray naloxone kits to clients at risk of opioid overdose and their friends and family.
  • Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies: Participating Ontario pharmacies distribute injectable and nasal spray naloxone kits to individuals at risk of opioid overdose, their family and friends, and people in a position to care for at risk individuals.
  • Ministry of the Solicitor General - Take Home Naloxone Program: Provincial correctional facilities provide inmates at-risk of an opioid overdose a nasal spray naloxone kit upon their release from custody.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about naloxone kits with these FAQs for professionals.

Patient information

For patient-friendly information on the naloxone kits that the Ontario government funds, including who is eligible to receive a naloxone kit, please see Ontario.ca/OpioidOverdose.

To find locations where Ontarians can get a free naloxone kit, please visit our map locator tool.

Downloadable poster

Download a free poster informing your clients or patients about the nearest place to get a naloxone kit.

Videos

Hear from front-line workers how naloxone kits have helped save lives

 

Testimonials

“I've used and given numerous naloxone kits out and the success stories just keep rolling in. They directly save lives!”
 — George Daoud, Hamilton Community Pharmacist

“Naloxone is a lifesaving drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. It is incredibly effective — this is a drug that works. It saves lives.”
 — Jason Altenberg, Director of Programs and Services, South Riverdale Community Health Centre

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For More Information

Call ServiceOntario, Infoline at:
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free)
In Toronto, (416) 314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

 

If your pharmacy participates in the ONPP and would like to be added to the list, please send an email request to PublicDrugPrgrms.moh@ontario.ca.

In the event that your pharmacy would like to be removed from the list, please send a request and rationale (e.g., change in pharmacy operation, no trained staff, etc.) to PublicDrugPrgrms.moh@ontario.ca.

For either request, please provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your pharmacy name and full address, including contact information (e.g., email, phone, fax)
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