Infographic: Fentanyl, the painkiller taking lives
Gee Gen Yiu, CTV Vancouver
Published Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:09PM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:12PM PDT
A powerful painkiller often used to boost the potency of street drugs is being blamed for a spike of deaths in B.C., including a 17-year-old boy.
The powerful, cheap opioid fentanyl is being added to recreational drugs, and can lead to an almost immediate overdose death. Here’s what you need to know about fentanyl.