Purple heroin laced with carfentanil prompts warning from Vancouver health officials

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The arrival of a colourful — and deadly — drug on the streets of the Lower Mainland is being linked to a rise in overdoses, and has health officials sounding an alarm. Several samples of pink or purple heroin have been sent to Health Canada’s labs for testing after Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) found them in areas such as  Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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