Drug alert: Health Canada confirms presence of fentanyl/acetaminophen in pill-shape form

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There are confirmed reports of counterfeit pills, made to look like prescription oxycodone or Percocet, circulating locally. If you use oxycodone or Percocet that was not prescribed to you, be advised that pills could contain fentanyl/acetaminophen.

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid, even a small amount can cause an overdose or be fatal. It has no taste or smell and cannot be seen. It comes in many forms: powder, pill, liquid, and blotter. It can be mixed with other substances.

Use of these substances increases the risk of an overdose. Multiple doses of naloxone may be needed to temporarily reverse an overdose.

Prevent overdoses/save lives:

Overdose symptoms include:

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This item was last modified on January 10, 2020