Friday, May 18, 2018

High levels of fentanyl — and deceit — in Vancouver street-drug supply

The B.C. Centre on Substance Use says fentanyl cut with caffeine and a sugar substitute is being sold as heroin on Vancouver's streets. Testing showed that heroin was present in just 13% of samples brought in by people who thought they had bought the drug. Overall, 61% of the substances tested at two supervised consumption sites didn't contain any of the drug that people had expected. Experts say the heroin supply has largely been supplanted. Fentanyl was found to be present in 88% of all the opioid samples submitted for testing.
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