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Dangers of fentanyl

CTV News Winnipeg: ‘Tragic’: Child fentanyl exposures in Winnipeg raising concerns

April 3, 2024 — 

“There’s a lot of ways that opioids and fentanyl, in particular, could come into contact with the mucous membrane of a child,” said clinical pharmacologist Dr. Dana Turcotte.

Turcotte, who works as an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy said that could mean a toddler crawls around, finds the drug in powder or tablet form and ingests it.

Residue on a caregiver’s finger in a child’s mouth can also transmit the drug into their bloodstream, said Dr. Turcotte.

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