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Rash Of Local Opioid Overdoses

The Ottawa Hospital says another six people were treated for potential opioid overdoses over the weekend, following a spike in such cases last week and a warning from the city’s public health agency. As of 1:30 Sunday afternoon, there had been five

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Flu Cases Up In Ottawa

Flu cases are up locally compared with the same time last year. Ottawa Public Health officials say that’s because this flu season got underway a lot earlier. As of this week,  470 flu cases had been reported to Ottawa Public

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Warning About Prescription Counterfeit Medications

Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Police Service are issuing an alert to residents about counterfeit prescription medications found in the city. It is suspected that counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa have been involved in recent life-threatening overdoses, and ongoing

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Clean Needle Vending Machines Coming To Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health is hoping to install vending machines throughout the city that would dispense clean needles and pipes to drug users. As part of a pilot project the secured machines would be placed outside existing downtown locations, such as the Sandy Hill

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