Breaking Down Fentanyl

The Spectrometer meant to aid Vancouver’s opioid crisis 

The City of Vancouver announced a portable machine intended to analyze drugs for traces of fentanyl.

Joy Mainer, an Addictions Counselor in Vancouver,believes that the program will benefit research and those most vulnerable.

“It’s going to give us a really good dataset about what is IN the things that people are using . That’s going to give public health a lot of data and that’s going to keep people safe. It’s also going to give important information to substance users out there so that they can be aware and mindful of what going into their bodie. The alerts can go out in real time that this is what’s going on…as opposed to the coroner letting us know later”

The machine is set to rotate between two consumption sites.

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