Carfentanil in Regina

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Carfentanil in Regina

30-Jan-2018

Please be advised the Drug Analysis Service (Health Canada) has confirmed Carfentanil has been detected in a drug seized in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Synthetic opioids (including fentanyl and carfentanil) that are illicitly produced can be hazardous as the dose cannot be controlled. These substances are especially dangerous because there is no quality control or regulated manufacturing process, and therefore can have variable and potentially lethal potency.

For more information on fentanyl and other substances, including the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, please visit http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/accessing-health-care-services/mental-health-and-addictions-support-services/alcohol-and-drug-support/alcohol--drug-and-addictions-resources#alcohol-and-drugs.

The Ministry of Health has worked in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority to implement Take Home Naloxone programs around the province. For more information on Take Home Naloxone and how to access a Take Home Naloxone kit, please visit http://publications.gov.sk.ca/documents/13/99221-Program%20Kits-Community-Resources-2017.pdf.

To locate Addictions/Mental Health Services near you, call HealthLine at 811 or visit online at www.healthlineonline.ca.