Warnings over Fentanyl aren't working

By Doug Collins
December 8, 2015 - 7:43am Updated: December 8, 2015 - 11:50am

VANCOUVER — The awareness campaigns warning drug users to beware of fentanyl-laced drugs doesn't seem to be working.

Police say too many people, especially in the Lower Mainland, are dying from drugs laced with the deadly synthetic opioid.

Fentanyl has been blamed for over 90 deaths in B.C. in the first 8 months of the year. Most of those deaths were at the Coast.

It has been found in heroin and cocaine, but is most often used after being pressed into pills and sold as counterfeit OxyContin.

There have been a number of awareness campaigns targeted at drug users, but apparently many aren't getting the message.

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