Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has confirmed that two recent deaths in the province were the result of overdoses of carfentanil.
Dr. karen Grimsrud says Albertans need to know that the drug has made its way into the province and is extremely dangerous.
She adds the smallest trace can be lethal.
The two deaths both involved men in their 30’s; one in Calgary, the other in the Edmonton area.
Carfentanil, which is meant to be used in large animals, is 100 times more toxic than fentanyl.
An amount as small as a grain of sand could be lethal.