One Pill Can Kill

Last Updated: Monday, September 27, 2021

Pills Purchased Outside of a Licensed Pharmacy are Illegal, Dangerous, and Potentially Deadly

one pill can kill logoThe Drug Enforcement Administration warns the American public of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine

Here are a few quick facts:

  • Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the American public.
     
  • Counterfeit pills are widely available, and DEA and its law enforcement partners are seizing deadly fake pills at record rates.

  • Counterfeit pills are more lethal than ever before. The number of DEA-seized counterfeit pills with fentanyl has jumped nearly 430 percent since 2019. DEA lab testing reveals that 2 out of every 5 pills with fentanyl contain a potentially lethal dose.

  • The only safe medications are ones prescribed by a trusted medical professional and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.

 

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