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Province approves new treatment option for fake users



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The province has approved a new treatment option for paramedics to provide fake users, and is expected to reduce the risk of a psychotic episode.

Health Minister Cameron Friesen said a new drug protocol will allow paramedics to give Olanzapine (antipsychotic medicine) to people who have used methamphetamine and stimulate them, starting in December.

"By giving the ability to administer paramedics to administer Olanzapine, we give them another tool to protect their patients, themselves and others," said Friesen, in a press release.

The province says that Olanzapine helps to reduce the severity of severity and length of symptoms, including excitement, to those who have used a meth.

Manitoba has been slated to become a first jurisdiction in Canada to impose a penalty for using Olanzapine by paramedics, although patients have to give consent to the treatment, the statement says.

Y Winnipeg Sun asked for further comments from the health minister.

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