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Drug Checking Report for Interior Health – June 2022 – BCCSU

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

Key Findings

  • The percentage of opioids testing positive for benzodiazepines in the region remained high (72.0%, 108 of
    150 samples), but trends may be hard to infer due the large geographic region. Etizolam, the predominant
    benzodiazepine in expected opioids, may be missed by drug checking technologies. This means that the true
    rate may be higher than reported here.
    • The fentanyl analogue para-fluorofentanyl is appearing in down more frequently. Para-fluorofentanyl is believed
    to be less potent that fentanyl and is accurately detected with fentanyl test strips

Find the full report here.