Help stop opioid overdoses

Opioids are drugs that include prescribed pain relievers and illegal heroin and fentanyl. Misuse may lead to addiction, overdose and death.

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Select an icon to see what the Government of Canada is doing to address the opioid crisis.

Information - Public awareness campaign to prevent drug misuse - 2015-2017 Information - New Federal Opioid Action Plan - June 17, 2016 Information - Access to heroin via special access programme - September 2016 Information - Approval Naloxone nasal spray - October 2016 Information - Fentanyl precursors controlled under CDSA - November 2016 Information - Opioids Conference and Summit - November 18-19, 2016 Information - Updated Drug Strategy for Canada - December 12, 2016 Information - Bill C-37 - December 12, 2016

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