Drug more deadly than fentanyl could be in B.C., expert says

VANCOUVER — The extremely toxic drug carfentanil has been linked to two deaths in Alberta and might be present in B.C.’s illicit-drug supply.

Dr. Karen Grimsrud, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, announced in a statement Friday that carfentanil had been detected in the deaths of two men in their 30s, one in the Edmonton area and the other in Calgary.

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