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Edmonton Remand Centre inmate dies of suspected drug overdose
By ca.news.yahoo.com
Published: 12/05/2017

One of two Edmonton Remand Centre inmates hospitalized last week because of suspected drug overdoses has died, a spokesperson from Alberta Justice and Solicitor General said Monday.

The man, who died Friday, is one of two remand centre inmates taken to hospital last Wednesday after possible drug overdoses.

Correctional staff were doing rounds that morning when they found an unresponsive inmate in his cell.

An emergency code was called and onsite medical staff began first aid. The efforts included administering naloxone, a drug that counteracts the effects of opioids like fentanyl and oxycodone.

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