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Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General - BC Government - Coroners Service
Fentanyl-Detected Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2020

British Columbia • English • Addictions

Posted June 11, 2020 (updated quarterly). This report summarizes all deaths that occurred between January 1, 2012<br/>and May 31, 2020 for which fentanyl or its analogues were detected, whether alone or in combination with other drugs, and the death resulted from illicit drug use. In the majority of deaths, fentanyl or its analogues[2] were detected in combination with other drugs. Deaths were excluded if the fentanyl was known to be prescribed or the death was suspected to be<br/>due to intentional self-harm.


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