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Drug Checking Report for Interior Health – May 2023 – BCCSU

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

Key Findings

  • In May, a total of 286 drug checks were performed by services offering FTIR drug checking in the Interior Health region.
  • The percentage of opioids testing positive for benzodiazepines increased from 73.6% to 88.8% in May (142 of 160 samples). Trends may be hard to infer due to the large geographic region.
  • Four drug alerts were issued by Interior Health, three pertaining to down samples that contained high concentrations of fentanyl and bromazolam. One alert concerned a methamphetamine sample that instead tested as fentanyl.

Find the full report here.