Fentanyl-related deaths in Edmonton spiked to 90 in the first half of 2019 — higher than the same period in the previous three years. With 56 fentanyl overdose deaths in the city between April and June, the highest since the third quarter of 2018, emergency services in the city are raising alarm to the severity of the issue and the … Read More
What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is up to 100 times more toxic. When used legitimately, it is a schedule II prescription drug and is typically used to treat patients with severe pain or to manage pain after surgery. It is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain … Read More
When police discover fentanyl labs, it’s people like Mike Wiebe who are called in to clean up the mess. He’ll tell us what the job has taught him about how enormous the fentanyl problem is our and what he tells his own teenage kids about how to stay safe.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM EDMONTON SUN – READ HERE When decontaminating a house laced with fentanyl where a dose equal to two or three grains of salt could kill, there is no room for error, says the co-owner of Trauma Scene Bio Services Inc. “Two grains of salt could possibly kill you, three for sure will,” Mike Wiebe, whose company has … Read More