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Opioid-related overdose calls in Hamilton trend upward, about 3 a day: report - Hamilton

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2023
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Opioid-related overdose calls in Hamilton continued to trend upward in the second quarter of 2023, according to a city report. The latest report on overdoses brought to a board of health meeting Friday revealed 257 suspected opioid poisonings between April 1 and June 30. That’s up 81 calls compared with the same period in 2022, equating to around 19 opioid-related paramedic calls per week or 2.8 calls per day. The number is closer to the 235 occurrences paramedics responded to in 2021. June had the highest number of incidents, 98,...

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