Recreational drug users may recognize a familiar scene if they visit some bars and nightclubs in Vancouver. A unique campaign, involving decals mimicking drug use, aims to educate people about the dangers of fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a contaminant you can’t see, smell or taste – but it's been linked to at least 655 deaths in Canada since 2009 and is increasingly being found in recreational drugs.
Fentanyl is sometimes used in the management of complex pain. It must be prescribed by a physician and the dose should be carefully monitored.