Fentanyl crisis - not just in Vancouver

Feb 18, 2016

There has been a rash of recent overdoses - and the culprit is a synthetic opioid called Fentanyl.  It is used to make counterfeit Oxycontin or Percocet pills, and is also used to lace heroin.  It is cheap and it is deadly.  There is no taste, no smell and most don't even know they are ingesting it.  The following are some very informative articles on this very toxic drug.

 

drugsmartpostercampaign1Vancouver Coastal Health medical health officer Dr. Mark Lysyshyn calling for more supervised injection services in Vancouver to deal with increasing fentanyl-related overdose deaths.