46 people have died since March in the UK.
|Fentanyl and carfentanil laced heroin has already been linked to a growing number of deaths in England and Ireland this year – and addicts are now being warned to carry naloxone. Growing numbers of UK drug dealers have been found to be cutting heroin with fentanyl to boost their profits. |
Toxicologists have only recently started looking for fentanyl and carfentanil in postmortem examinations, and cases involving them have yet to reach the courts. This means there has been little public awareness of the impact of the drugs.