Niagara EMS seeking public’s assistance in locating missing medication pouch

Posted Jun 13th, 2016 in Municipal, Awareness

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The missing black medication pouch contains two vials of morphine and one vial of midazolam.


NIAGARA REGION, June, 13, 2016 – Niagara Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) is seeking the public’s assistance with any information regarding a missing black medication pouch. The black medication pouch was discovered missing after treating a patient with a life threatening medical condition in the town of Fort Erie.

The missing black medication pouch contains two vials of morphine and one vial of midazolam. The incident was promptly reported to the Niagara Regional Police and they are investigating the incident.

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting formulations are taken as needed for pain. Overdose symptoms may include slow breathing and heart rate, severe drowsiness, muscle weakness, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, and fainting.

Midazolam belongs to a group of drugs known as benzodiazepines, or central nervous system depressants. Overdose symptoms may include slow breathing and heart rate, low blood pressure, fainting, confusion or unusual thoughts or behaviors, vision changes, unconsciousness

Niagara EMS advises the public if they have any information on the whereabouts or find the missing black drug pouch to contact us directly at 1-866-895-6227 or the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111.

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