Counterfeit Painkillers Are Causing Deaths Nationwide

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Counterfeit pills that look like oxycodone or other prescription opioids, but actually contain black market fentanyl, are causing deaths nationwide, says a Drug Enforcement Administration report quoted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. DEA estimates that the number of fentanyl-containing fake medicines reaching the U.S. at hundreds of thousands of doses. Fentanyl, along with heroin and prescription opioids . . .

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