Mysterious W-18 creeping into B.C., Delta police warned June 7th, 2016, they found drug here
A few tiny salt-like grains of fentanyl are enough to get a person high. W-18 is even more potent. B.C. addictions specialist warns against ‘mass hysteria’ but admits W-18 ‘very scary’.
A B.C. addictions expert is warning people not to become hysterical about W-18, but is urging drug users to protect themselves by taking tiny test doses of any opioid they buy illegally. W-18 is a synthetic opioid painkiller developed in Alberta decades ago and abandoned, but now it’s showing up again, and health officials are warning it’s 100 times more powerful that Fentanyl, which has already become a health emergency. Police in Delta yesterday warned people to be extra vigilant after they confiscated drugs containing W-18 after searching labs in Burnaby, Richmond and Surrey. Dr. Seonaid Nolan is a clinician scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Nolan also recommends communities to be watchful when dealing with opiate overdoses.
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B.C. addictions specialist warns against ‘mass hysteria’ but admits W-18 ‘very scary’
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