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Drug Checking Report for Interior Health – August 2021 – BCCSU

The percentage of opioids testing positive for benzodiazepines in the Interior Health region (38%, 21 of 55 samples) fell slightly from
last month, however its hard to know if this is a trend. Etizolam, the most common benzo found in opioids may be missed by drug checking technologies so the true rate may be higher than reported here.

• 1 sample of MDMA purchased in Cranbrook was actually down containing fentanyl. Many drugs look alike—drug checking can help you confirm what you think you have.

Get your drugs checked before using.

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