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Spotlight On: Sharp Increase in Fake Prescription Pills Containing Fentanyl and Meth

DEA counterfeit pills fact sheet

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced a public safety alert stating that there is an increase of lethal counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl and methamphetamine. According to the announcement, "DEA and its law enforcement partners are seizing deadly fake pills at record rates," with 9.5 million counterfeit pills already seized this year. The most common counterfeit pills are made to look like prescription opioids and are being exploited amid the opioid crisis. It is advised that the only safe medications are the ones prescribed by a trusted medical professional and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. Pills that do not meet this standard can be deadly. To read more on this Public Safety alert, click here.