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MorningFile: The Growing Opioid Crisis in Hamilton, ON

MorningFile host, Emma McCarty spoke with Clinical Pharmacist, Harsit Patel as well as Paralympian Gold Medalist and opioid overdose survivor, Paul Rosen about the growing opioid crisis in Hamilton, ON. Between 2005 and 2018 Hamilton's opioid related deaths were higher than the provincial average and due to COVID-19 this number is only on the rise. The group discussed how to recognize and respond to an overdose, the importance of naloxone and breaking down the stigma associated with opioid use.

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