Huge increase in overdose deaths, total of 871 so far this year

Toronto will soon have another legal opioid on the streets after a federal health agency endorsed a new fentanyl analog over the weekend. Addiction services have said the drug, which is 90 times more…

Huge increase in overdose deaths, total of 871 so far this year

Toronto will soon have another legal opioid on the streets after a federal health agency endorsed a new fentanyl analog over the weekend.

Addiction services have said the drug, which is 90 times more potent than morphine, is a “problem on par” with powder heroin.

A fentanyl analog is a drug produced from the same synthetic chemical as morphine that is made synthetically instead of by body chemistry.

Fentanyl can also be used to create fentanyl analogs.

According to the federal government, there has been a troubling spike in the potency of opioid overdoses across Canada.

Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and is responsible for 65% of fatal opioid overdoses in some parts of the country, according to figures from the country’s chief public health officer and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

There have been 18 deaths in the Toronto area related to fentanyl and other illegal fentanyl-related synthetic opioids since January, with 84 recorded in the city so far this year.

Also known as carfentanil, the drug is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and has been shown to be almost 100 times more potent than heroin.

The rate of fatal drug overdoses have spiked with overdoses of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

Both opioid cousins are being used illegally to fuel the deaths of people dying from other types of opioid addictions, including heroin and oxycodone, the Canadian drug commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain.

The PHAC on Sunday announced it has issued a public health advisory on carfentanil, referring to it as an “ultra potent” opioid analog. The agency has said that there is no evidence that the drug is being manufactured illegally and it is not classified as a drug with a health emergency.

“I am concerned that the recent increase in the use of fentanyl analogs within Canada may worsen if the drug is used recreationally or intentionally,” Teresa Taylor, the chief public health officer of Canada, said in a statement.

Fentanyl is also being legally sold on Canadian street corners, according to the agency.

Two of the 18 fatalities in the Toronto area involved fentanyl analogue recently tested by the Toronto Drug Crime Laboratory.

In Edmonton, 18 people overdosed in five days in late August, the local police and Canada’s Public Health Agency of Canada said.

Unlike heroin, which the agency says is often sold in crack-like heroin that is passed as heroin, fentanyl is sold in powder form or oil and user can detect it by the scent of the drug, the agency said.

Fentanyl is much more potent than other opioids because it is produced in a lab instead of made by body chemistry.

This means there is less control over its chemical content.

Fentanyl poisoning, in which the body physically reacts to the drug to cause death, is a form of narcotics overdose in which there is “numerous” receptors in the brain, according to the agency.

It is the most common drug involved in illicit drug overdoses in Canada, as well as in the United States, the agency said.

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