The CBC’s editorial board dismissed “rumors and lies” about the mysterious drug “Katherine”

Editorial: Halloween’s scariest threats? Not razor blades or ‘rainbow’ fentanyl, but rumors and lies, says the CBC Editorial: Halloween’s scariest threats? Not razor blades or ‘rainbow’ fentanyl, but rumors and lies, says the CBC…

The CBC’s editorial board dismissed “rumors and lies” about the mysterious drug "Katherine"

Editorial: Halloween’s scariest threats? Not razor blades or ‘rainbow’ fentanyl, but rumors and lies, says the CBC

Editorial: Halloween’s scariest threats? Not razor blades or ‘rainbow’ fentanyl, but rumors and lies, says the CBC

The CBC’s editorial board on Sept. 27 was called out for publishing a series of speculative, unsubstantiated warnings about the dangers of a “horrific” new ‘drug’ that is supposedly responsible for a rash of deaths that have been taking place in British Columbia for the past two years.

The CBC’s editorial board, which is a panel of four board members appointed by the CBC’s Chief Executive Officer, dismissed what they call “rumors and lies” about the deadly “Katherine” or “Halloween” drug as “ridiculous.”

The editorial board wrote that although many who take the drug are “staggeringly ill”, the use of the drug by young women remains widespread.

The CBC warned that in Canada, “We hear of a rash of drug overdoses. We hear of a rash of deaths: a young woman, a young man, a young child, a young woman and her child, a young man and his friend.”

The CBC article also said, “We’ve heard of a mysterious substance being used by young people. It affects them disproportionately, and in large numbers. It’s not a drug that’s been around for a long time.”

A CBC spokesperson said the CBC’s editorial board has not heard any reports of a rash or a mysterious substance affecting young people in Canada.

The CBC’s editorial board said the following about the substance:

“‘Katherine’ is a drug that affects young people in very disproportionate numbers, and it is not a drug that is used over a long period of time.”

But, the editorial notes, the drug is “not new” to Canada, having been around for a number of years.

The editorial also said:

“We have heard of a mysterious substance, and of course, you know the old adage: don’t judge a book by its cover.”

The anonymous “Katherine” drug, the CBC’s editorial board told readers

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