Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Kentucky
Since 2012, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil. The problem has spread to at least 40 states, and many Americans have suffered overdoses and death because the drugs they were taking were counterfeit.
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Other Kentucky Coverage:
Overdose Report Shows Fentanyl Driving Up Opioid Deaths (July 7, 2017)
Drug That Killed Prince Tied To Ky Death Surge (June 14, 2016)