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Drug Checking Report for Interior Health – January 2023 – BCCSU

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

Key Findings

  • In January, a total of 276 drug checks were performed by services offering FTIR drug checking in the Interior Health region.
  • The percentage of opioids testing positive for benzodiazepines decreased from 82.5% to 67.2% in January (80 of 119 samples). Trends may be hard to infer due the large geographic region.
  • Interior Health issued two drug alerts concerning down samples containing high concentrations of fentanyl/para-fluorofentanyl with benzodiazepines present. In one of these samples, the concentration of bromazolam was high enough to be detected by FTIR.

Find the full report here.