Officials meet in Toronto to discuss fentanyl crisis

Toronto Mayor John Tory, public health officials and other politicians held a meeting to discuss how the city is going to tackle the growing opiod issues.

The Toronto Overdose Early Warning and Alert Partnership will delve into the fentanyl-fueled crisis that has been causing major concern across the country.

Hundreds have died in British Colombia from fentanyl-related overdoses and Tory says he has been warned by other politicians to get ready.

Over the past few months, police have made multiple seizures of fentanyl in a variety of forms in Niagara, Welland, and Burlington.

Hamilton police called a recent seizure of liquid fentanyl a “game changer.”

Fentanyl is a prescription medication that is 100 times more potent than morphine and just one hit can be deadly.


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Pat Edwards says:

This is going to be hard to control as it is prescribed medicine. Maybe the answer is if you are prescribed opiods you will be required to go to the nearest hospital where the supply can be more easily monitored and secured.