UBC researchers find 100 percent of study participants using illicit opioids test positive for fentanyl
A common joke told around the Downtown Eastside is that there is no heroin left in Vancouver, only fentanyl. Now a study out of UBC suggests that jest actually has some truth to it.
“The proportion of opioid users in the Downtown Eastside who tested positive for fentanyl jumped to 100 percent from 45 in just five months last year,” reads a UBC media release.
Travis Lupick reports
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