Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Carfentanil deaths up 330% in Alberta

462 people died accidentally from fentanyl in the first three quarters of 2017, up from 293 in the same period last year.

The number of deaths related to carfentanil jumped from 29 in 2016 to 125 in 2017. The majority of the new cases occurred in the Calgary area, with 61 deaths, compared to just eight in 2016. Police again warned that fentanyl of any type can be fatal. If you’re going to use, don’t use alone and make sure naloxone is available.