No tests in Canada

News 26 August, 2017
  • Camille Garnier

    Friday, 25 August 2017 23:03

    Friday, 25 August 2017 23:03

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    The machines of the “drug testing” for identifying the presence of fentanyl in a substance are not always available in Canada, to the great regret of organizations that help addicts.

    “Given the urgency in relation to the fentanyl, it takes tools like that to avoid further deaths,” warned Alexandre Paradis, president of SOS Roaming. The centres of supervised injection that we have in Montreal are a positive step, but it should not stop there. “


    Dr. Marie-Ève Goyer, the Center of research and assistance for addiction, recognize that these machines can be a useful tool, but its point of view is more nuanced.

    “There are questions and a draft study is held at this time on the issue, she said. Doubts remain on the reliability of these machines, but also on their effectiveness with drug users. Even if he knows that its drug contains fentanyl, it is not said that an addict will eat it. “