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Toronto Public Health issues alert about bad drugs sold as fentanyl or heroin

CBC.ca Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Toronto Public Health has issued a warning about illicit drugs being sold in the city as either fentanyl or heroin causing what the agency calls "concerning" symptoms.
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