CBC Edmonton January 18, 2018.
Alberta Health Services is warning that some of the naloxone kits distributed to Albertans may be missing a key ingredient: the naloxone.
The kits, which were ordered and distributed through a third-party company, may be missing vials of the drug which is used to reverse opioid overdoses.
Four years ago, Petra Schulz lost her 25-year-old son to a fentanyl overdose. After his death, she co-founded Moms Stop the Harm, a national network of mothers working to end the fentanyl crisis.
She was distraught when she heard the health authority's naloxone kits might not contain vials of the life-saving medication.
"I did not believe this was possible," she told CBC News. "It is very scary. I hope nobody died as a result of this."