Drug Strategy News

Posted On Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Overdose Alert for the Waterloo Region. 
There has been an increase in suspected opioid overdose deaths in Waterloo Region. Since Septemeber 3rd there has been 5 suspected overdose deaths.
As you may know, the unregulated drug supply is inconsistent and dangerous and there is an increased risk of overdose.
Please see the PDF for more information.

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Posted On Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Overdose Alert for the Waterloo Region. 
There has been an increase in suspected opioid overdose deaths in Waterloo Region. Between July 17th-July 27th there has been 4 suspected overdose deaths.
As you may know, the unregulated drug supply is inconsistent and dangerous and there is an increased risk of overdose.
Please see the PDF for more information.

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Posted On Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Extended Overdose Alert  for the Waterloo Region. 
This alert is an extension of the Overdose Alert released on February 10 th , 2021. As you may know, the unregulated drug supply is inconsistent and dangerous and there is an increased risk of overdose, thus OMARS has chosen to issue an extended overdose alert.
There are reports of a substance that is circulating locally that is...

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Posted On Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Extended Overdose Alert  for the Waterloo Region. There have been 41 suspected overdoses from January 31 st – February 6 th and 6 suspected opioid overdose deaths since February 1 st , 2021. Three of these suspected overdose deaths were in the last 16 hours.
For more information please see the PDF.

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Posted On Wednesday, February 03, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Overdose Alert for the Waterloo Region. There has been an increase in overdoses in the Waterloo Region, including 1 suspected death on February 1 st . Between Jan 24-Jan 31 st , Waterloo Region emergency services responded to 42 suspected overdose calls. There are reports of a purple fentanyl circulating in the community.
For more information please see the PDF.

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