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EMS searching for lost drugs

Niagara EMS lost a pouch containing morphine and midazolam after treating a patient with a life-threatening medical condition in Fort Erie Monday.

Niagara Region issued a press release with sparse details of the incident, except that the pouch is black and contained two vials of morphine and one of midazolam.

If found, call EMS directly at 1-888-895-6227 or 911.

Morphine is an opioid pain medication in the same family of drugs as heroin.

Midazolam acts as a central nervous system depressant. Overdose symptoms include slow breathing and heart rate, low blood pressure, fainting, confusion and unusual thoughts or behaviours, vision changes and unconsciousness, says the release.

Midazolam has uses for sedation and the treatment of seizures.

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