Drug Strategy News

Posted On Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Overdose Alert for the Waterloo Region. 
There has been reports of a light blue/teal/turquoise fentanyl causing a signifgant increase in overdoses in Waterloo Region.
Naloxone administration has been required for many of the overdoses along with intense breath coaching.
Please see the PDF for the full alert

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Posted On Friday, November 19, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Overdose Alert for the Waterloo Region.
Emergency Services in Waterloo Region have responded to an increased number of calls related to dangerous and unexpected reactions following drug use.
There are no reports of a specific colour of substance circulating. Unexpected reactions are life threatening and can include extreme agitation, unexpected physical aggression, hallucinations, hyperthermia, delirium,...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 02, 2021

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Overdose Alert for the Waterloo Region. 
Over the past weekend (October 29-31) emergency services in Waterloo Region have responded to 21 overdose related calls, including one suspected overdose death.
There are no reports of a specific colour of substance circulating. Unexpected reactions include extreme drowsiness and lethargy even after naloxone is administered.
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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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