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Drug Checking Report for Interior Health – March 2023 – BCCSU

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

Key Findings

  • In March, a total of 351 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 83.1% to 71.6% in March (126 of 176 samples). Trends may be hard to infer due the large geographic region.
  • Three drug alerts were issued by Interior Health. One pertained to a sample that had been sold as crack cocaine, but instead contained high concentrations of fentanyl, bromazolam, and xylazine..

Find the full report here.