FAKE PRESCRIPTION PILLS • WIDELY AVAILABLE • INCREASINGLY LETHAL
Facts About Counterfeit Pills
- Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the American public.
- Counterfeit pills are easy to purchase, widely available, often contain fentanyl or methamphetamine, and can be deadly.
- Fake prescription pills are easily accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms, making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including minors.
- Many counterfeit pills are made to look like prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Oxycontin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), and alprazolam (Xanax®); or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall®).
According to the DEA criminal drug networks are
flooding the USA with deadly Fentanyl.
The DEA seized over 20 million fake pills in 2021 which is more than the previous two years combined. These fake pills are often laced with fentanyl.