Fact Sheet One Pill Can Kill

Public Safety Alert! Increase in Fake Prescription Pills

Publication Date: Oct 01, 2021

Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA

Issues URGENT Public Safety Alert - ONE PILL CAN KILL


Fake prescription pills are widely accessible and often sold on social media & e-commerce platforms – making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including minors. Several individuals have lost their kids to these fake pills. Kids are seeing these and buying them on social media, thinking they are like Zanax or ADHD medicine.  They aren’t trying to get high, they are just thinking this might help with anxiety, or help them with studying. Instead, they are fentanyl pills, and these kids end up dead.


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