Tuesday , October 26 2021

Accidental increase in opioid deaths in 2018 in Alberta


Fentanyl and carfentanil killed more Albertana in 2018 compared to the province's report.

From 1 January to 11 November 2017, 463 people died of obvious accidental fentanyl poisoning. This number will increase to 582 during the same period in 2018.

With regard to carfentanil, the number of deaths increased from 116 in 2017 to 149 in 2018 over the same period.

Calgary has significantly more fentanyl and carfentan-related deaths than in Edmonton.

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