Mark Pancer connected the dots in his Opinion in the Waterloo Region Record. Pancer wrote on the Fentanyl epidemic in the US and Canada, pointed out the importance of prevention in fighting drug abuse and used the Iceland Project as an example of a successful initiative. (…)
Fentanyl. The drug is one that most people never even heard of until a few years ago. Now it strikes fear into the hearts of public health officials, youth workers, parents and others. A few grains of fentanyl, often mixed with another recreational drug without the user’s knowledge, can cause death within minutes. It has caused thousands of overdose deaths in Canada and tens of thousands in the U.S., and those numbers are rising rapidly.