Thursday, February 9, 2017

Carfentanil Reports coming in from Everywhere

In the Beaver Falls area, Pennsylvania, a man who died from a drug overdose in November tested positive for carfentanil. Carfentanil has been reported in Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Nanaimo, again in Vancouver, Northern Michigan, Ohio, and North Dakota.

First responders know something is different. Heroin typically doesn’t cause instantaneous unconsciousness, allowing more time to reverse an overdose should it occur. Synthetic opioid users often go totally unconscious before the needle is even out of their arm, “So the window of time you have to save that person becomes extremely small”