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Drug Checking Report for Interior Health – December 2022 – BCCSU

The BCCSU publishes Provincial and regional monthly reports that summarize drug checking results. Here is the December 2022 report from samples collected by Drug Checking Sites across the Interior Health region.

Key Findings

  • In December, a total of 252 drug checks were performed by services offering FTIR drug checking in the Interior Health region.
  • The percentage of opioids testing positive for benzodiazepines in the region increased from 65.5% to 82.5% in December (99 of 120 samples), the highest level recorded in the region to date. Trends may be hard to infer due the large geographic region.
  • Bromazolam was the most frequent benzodiazepine identified in opioid samples this month, indicating concentrations high enough to be detectable by FTIR. Bromazolam was found present in 4 opioid samples.

Find the full report here.