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Overdose alert - Significant increase in reports of non-fatal overdoses

The Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (DRSP de Montréal) has received a record number of reports of non-fatal overdoses since the beginning of July 2023.

A large majority of these overdoses are linked to the reported use of fentanyl. Numerous mixtures with various depressants were analyzed (e.g., fentanyl with benzodiazepines, nitazenes and xylazine). Overdoses linked to Dilaudid tablets (probably counterfeit) and crack cocaine have also been reported.

Read the full press release that includes procedures and resources  here

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