Drug Enforcement Agency warns: One Pill Can Kill
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)-
The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a new warning about counterfeit prescription painkillers laced with potentially deadly amounts of fentanyl.
The One Pill can Kill campaign comes in the wake of increased deaths due to counterfeit painkillers.
“They look just like the pill that the pharmacist may give you…last year over 93,000 individuals died of drug overdoses…lots of this had to do with counterfeit pills,” says Madison County Sheriff John Mehr.
The DEA warns that purchasing pills from anywhere besides a licensed pharmacy is not only illegal but dangerous and potentially deadly. Counterfeit drugs are often laced with Fentanyl and Methamphetamine.
Sheriff john Mehr says that if you have information on any of these pills report it, “if you have information, report it to use. And let us know, “hey I know somebody that’s selling these illegal pills and they are all counterfeit. Let's save a life.”
Over nine and a half million counterfeit pills have already been seized this year more than 2019 and 2020 combined according to the DEA.