Drug Strategy News

Posted On Friday, July 05, 2024

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing a Community Drug Alert for Waterloo Region.
 From June 28 to July 4, there was an increased number of reported overdoses/ drug poisonings, with 41 reported cases, and 4 suspected drug-related deaths.
The unregulated drug supply is unpredictable and unexpected reactions may occur. The Kitchener CTS Drug Checking Program has detected samples of Flubromazolam AKA “Liquid Xanax”, Xylazine,...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing a Community Drug Alert for Waterloo Region.
From June 12 to June 17, 2024 there have been five suspected drug-related deaths.
The unregulated drug supply is unpredictable and unexpected reactions may occur.
Hot and humid conditions are expected through most of the week. There can be increased risk of death from drug toxicity during very hot weather. A list of cooling space locations and hours...

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Posted On Monday, June 03, 2024

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an extension of the May 28th Community Drug Alert for Waterloo Region.
This alert is an extension of the Community Drug Alert released on May 28th, 2024. The initial alert included 35 reported overdoses/drug poisonings, and 2 suspected drug-related deaths between May 23rd and May 26th, 2024. Since the initial alert, there was an additional 50 reported overdoses/drug poisonings, and 4 suspected drug-related...

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Posted On Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing a Community Drug Alert for Waterloo Region.
From May 23rd – May 26th, there has been an increased number of reported overdoses/drug poisonings with 35 reported cases in total and 2 suspected drug-related deaths.
The unregulated drug supply is unpredictable, drug overdoses/poisonings may require more naloxone and unexpected reactions may occur.
The Kitchener CTS Drug Checking Program has detected......

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Posted On Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing a Community Drug Alert for Waterloo Region.
From May 11th – May 13th, there were three suspected drug overdose/poisoning related deaths.
The unregulated drug supply is unpredictable, drug overdoses/poisonings may require more naloxone and unexpected reactions may occur.
The Kitchener CTS Drug Checking Program has detected samples of Fentanyl, combined with various Fentanyl analogues, Desalkylgidazepam,...

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