'People are dying': Life-saving opioid antidote hard to find

CBC News,  Dec 02, 2016

Sherry Isaac is a mother on a mission. Her 26-year-old daughter has struggled with drug addiction for half her life. She has overdosed nine times in 13 years, including once in Isaac's basement. Witnessing her daughter's crisis has turned Isaac into an activist, a one-woman force who spends her days searching for one drug: naloxone, an antidote that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
"This drug has the potential to save a life, not just my child but so many children," she said. Isaac has called or visited most of the pharmacies in Winnipeg. She's phoned dozens more just outside of the city. She asks the same question over and over again: "Do you carry naloxone?" Most of the drugstores don't. 

'People are dying': Life-saving opioid antidote hard to find