A local heroin task force suggested that the city try what’s worked in several places outside the US: Spaces for addicts to safely get high without fear of law enforcement.
Carfentanil is a synthetic drug typically used to sedate elephants and other large wild animals. The package intercepted at a Vancouver mailing center originated in China and was falsely marked as printer accessories.
Fentanyl has killed scores in Canada's poorest neighbourhood. Many have taken matters into their own hands in the fight against overdoses.
By Tess Owen
At least 33 people in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood were hospitalized after apparently overdosing on synthetic marijuana.
Canada's health department announced the ban on Wednesday. But experts are questioning the science behind the government's claims that W-18 is 100 times more powerful than the deadly opioid fentanyl.
There's been growing concern in Canada over the illicit use of fentanyl, which has been linked to a surge in the number of overdose deaths across the country.
There are so many people who can't poop because of prescription painkillers that a drug company spent millions to advertise a pill to combat 'opioid-induced constipation.'
The announcement comes amid a growing wave of fentanyl-related overdoses in Canada that some communities are describing as a public health crisis.
By VICE News
As many as 655 Canadians have died between 2009 and 2014 from fentanyl overdoses, according to the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse.
By Tessa Stuart
Said to be up to 15 times more powerful than heroin, acetyl fentanyl was named a Schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration Friday.
By Liz Fields
The drug haul "carried the potential of supplying a dose of heroin to every man, woman, and child in New York City," authorities said.
At least 56 overdoses linked to the intake of street drugs, including heroin and cocaine, have been reported in Montreal since May—18 of whi