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Re: National crisis: fentanyl & other super-opiate overdoses
« Reply #150 on: April 10, 2018, 19:08:59 »
The Ontario government is making a controversial change in the fight against opioid overdoses by asking bystanders to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to victims. The Paramedic Assoc of Canada's executive director, Pierre Poirier, pushed for the change.

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April 10, 2018

Ontario makes controversial change on how to help overdose victims
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/ontario-makes-controversial-change-help-080000510.html


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Re: National crisis: fentanyl & other super-opiate overdoses
« Reply #151 on: April 17, 2018, 17:51:06 »
The reason behind the spike in organ donations? Overdose deaths. 

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CNN

Apr.17, 2018

There's a 24-fold rise in organ transplants from drug overdose donors.

A study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday now reveals just how much of an increase there has been in the number of overdose-death donors, from being only 1.1% of all donors in 2000 to 13.4% in 2017.

The study suggests that a rise in organ donations from drug overdose deaths could help America's organ shortage --
https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/16/health/drug-overdoses-organ-transplants-study/index.html

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