Report: Counterfeit Medications Containing Deadly Fentanyl Have Been Found in 40 States

September 25, 2017

A newly-released report on counterfeit medicines is placing the spotlight on a problem that may be far worse than is commonly believed. According to the review conducted by The Partnership for Safe Medicines, counterfeit prescription drugs containing the deadly ingredient fentanyl, most often illegally imported, have been found in as many as 40 states and are tied to deaths in more than a dozen states.

Police Arrest Man Selling 3,500 Fake Fentanyl Pills in Arizona

September 25, 2017

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Jesus Madueno, who was attempting to sell 3,500 counterfeit oxycodone to undercover officers. The pills were made with fentanyl…

NV Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association Tells Sen. Heller They Oppose Allowing Drug Importation

September 23, 2017

The Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association sent a letter to Senator Heller explaining their reasons for opposing S. 469, the bill that would allow drug importation…

State Attorney General Warns Fake Pills Containing Fentanyl Found in Western NY

September 22, 2017

State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman warned citizens in western New York that fake opioid pills made with fentanyl have been discovered for the first time in their part of the state: “These poison pills are the latest troubling development in our state’s opioid crisis.”…

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