Vancouver Coastal Health expanding fentanyl testing to more locations
Now people can check their drugs at any of Vancouver's four overdose prevention sites.
Vancouver Coastal Health is expanding its pilot project to offer more locations for people to test their drugs for fentanyl, the potent opioid contaminating street drugs across B.C. that's responsible for hundreds of overdose deaths in the province.
The free drug checking service has been available at Insite, Canada's first supervised injection clinic, since July 2016. Anyone can bring in their drugs and ask staff members at Insite to test them.
Megan Devlin reports