The province has unveiled a public awareness campaign about the availability of naloxone kits.

A video features Leslie McBain, who founded “Moms Stop the Harm” after losing her son to an overdose….

 

At the same time the Ministry of Health has also approved the College of Pharmacists of B.C. request to amend deregulate and unschedule emergency use naloxone.

The change allows the life-saving overdose treatment can be sold at locations beyond pharmacies, and that means health care sites, treatment centres and community agencies can carry and sell naloxone.

B.C. is the first province in the country to deregulate naloxone.