Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has talked about his Fentanyl Bill to a wider audience. Two people in B. C. overdosed and died on the drug prompting Global TV to do a national story with Fedeli.
Fedeli says many people don’t know much about the drug and he opened quite a few eyes in describing how it’s used. He says people cut up the drug into patches which are then sold to users who either smoke it, ingest it or inject it into their bodies.
Fedeli says across Ontario, 133 people died from Fentanyl last year. If passed his Private Member’s Bill would force patients to return used patches to a pharmacist before being issued a new one.
This way old patches can’t be cut up and sold to be used illegally.