JANUARY 2021

28 January 2021- Get Your Drugs Tested, Vancouver
Expected drug: Hydromorphone
Drug checking results: Microcrystalline cellulose, hydromorphone, uncertain match
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
DTES
What does this mean?
Counterfeit hydromorphone pill containing very high levels of fentanyl and hydromorphone- Check your drugs!

13 January 2021- Vancouver
Multiple suspected fentanyl overdoses reported in DTES- Don’t use alone and check your drugs!

13 January 2021- ASK Wellness, Kamloops 
Expected drug: Down
Drug checking results: Caffeine, mannitol, fentanyl, benzos
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
Kamloops
What does this mean? 
High risk of overdose with prolonged sedation. Check your drugs!

12 January 2021- Get Your Drugs Tested, Vancouver
Expected drug: Fentanyl
Drug checking results: Caffeine, mannitol, fentanyl or analogue
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
N/A
Location purchased:
DTES
What does this mean?
Check your drugs for unexpected substances at any OPS!

11 January 2021- Get Your Drugs Tested, Vancouver 
Expected drug: Fentanyl
Drug checking results: Pure W-19
Fentanyl test strip: Negative
Benzo test strip:
Negative
Location purchased:
Unknown
What does this mean?
Check your drugs at any OPS and SCS for any unknown or unexpected substances!

11 January 2021- Get Your Drugs Tested, Vancouver 
Expected drug: Fentanyl
Drug checking results:  Caffeine, W-19
Fentanyl test strip: Negative
Benzo test strip:
Negative
Location purchased:
Unknown
What does this mean?
Effects of W-19 are unknown. Check your drugs at any OPS and SCS!

8 January 2021- ASK Wellness, Kamloops
Expected drug: Down
Drug checking results: Fentanyl, AMB-FUBINACA and may contain benzos
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
Kamloops
What does this mean?
High risk of overdose with prolonged sedation with other side effects like hallucinations or agitation. May not respond to naloxone- Check your drugs!

8 January 2021- ASK Wellness, Kamloops
Expected drug: Down
Drug checking results: Fentanyl and benzos
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
Kamloops
What does this mean?
High risk of overdose and prolonged sedation that may not respond to naloxone. Check your drugs!

8 January 2021- ASK Wellness, Kamloops
Expected drug: Down
Drug checking results: Benzo, fentanyl and may also AMB-FUBINACA
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
Kamloops
What does this mean?
High risk of overdose and prolonged sedation that may not respond to naloxone. Continue to give breaths and seek medical attention.

8 January 2021- ASK Wellness, Kamloops
Expected drug: Down
Drug checking results: Etizolam, fentanyl and AMB-FUBINACA
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
Kamloops
What does this mean?
High risk of overdose and AMB-FUBINACA (synthetic cannabinoid) may cause side effects such as hallucination, or agitation. May present as an atypical overdose. Use at an OPS!

8 January 2021- Vernon OPS, Vernon
Expected drug: Fentanyl
Drug checking results: Caffeine, etizolam, and fentanyl
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
Vernon
What does this mean?
High risk of overdose with prolonged sedation-Use at an OPS!

8 January 2021- Vernon OPS, Vernon
Expected drug: Fentanyl
Drug checking results: Caffeine, mannitol, fentanyl and AMB-FUBINACA
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
Vernon
What does this mean? 
AMB-FUBINACA is a synthetic cannabinoid that may cause hallucination, or agitation. Check your drugs!

7 January 2021- Get Your Drugs Tested, Vancouver
Expected drug: Fentanyl
Drug checking results: Caffeine, fentanyl or analogue, uncertain match
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
DTES
What does this mean?  
Check for benzos in your drugs at any SCS or OPS!

7 January 2021- Overdose Prevention Society OPS, Vancouver
Expected drug: Fentanyl
Drug checking results: Etizolam only!
Fentanyl test strip: Negative
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
DTES
What does this mean?
Benzos may cause prolonged drowsiness and decreased level of consciousness. Use at an OPS!

5 January 2021- Interior Health, Penticton
Expected drug: Fentanyl
Drug checking results: Fentanyl and benzodiazepines
Fentanyl test strip: Positive
Benzo test strip:
Positive
Location purchased:
Penticton
What does this mean?
High risk of overdose with prolonged sedation!

 

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