‘We are so incredibly relieved’: Toronto’s drug checking pilot gets greenlight to expand

CBC News spoke with MAP scientist Dr. Tara Gomes and Toronto’s Drug Checking Services‘ lead Karen McDonald about plans to expand the program and offer existing services throughout the province.

The federal government says the service will help groups across the province design and execute their own drug checking programs, with the original team acting as a “central repository” for the data generated. Researchers with Toronto’s Drug Checking Service will then analyze the data, helping to paint a fuller picture on how unregulated drug supply trends are playing out across the province and comparing them to the rest of the country.

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