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Drug Checking Report for Interior Health – April 2023 – BCCSU

The BCCSU publishes Provincial and regional monthly reports that summarize drug checking results. Here is the April 2023 report from samples collected by Drug Checking Sites across the Interior Health region.

Key Findings

• In April, a total of 271 drug checks were performed by services offering FTIR drug checking in the Interior Health region.
• The percentage of opioids testing positive for benzodiazepines increased from 71.6% to 73.6% in April (81 of 110 samples). Trends may be hard to infer due the large geographic region.
• Two drug alerts were issued by Interior Health. Both pertained to down samples that contained high concentrations of fentanyl and bromazolam. One of these also contained a high concentration of xylazine.

Find the full report here.