These alerts have been issued within the last month and are updated as new alerts are broadcasted.

Drug alerts here include samples identified checked at partner sites that may contain harmful or unexpected substances and have been issued by the local health authority to inform the community of potential overdose risk or harm.

January 7, 2022 – Vancouver
Expected drug: Fentanyl and down
Appearance: Pink pebbles
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip: Positive
Location purchased: Vancouver
What does this mean?
 Down with this description has been causing overdoses in the Downtown Eastisde. Test strips are available at every OPS in VCH.

For past months' alerts, please refer to the past alerts page here 


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