Two years ago today, Tosh Ackerman of Aptos, CA passed away after taking what he thought was a legitimate prescription pill. Unfortunately, that pill was counterfeit and contained a deadly dose of fentanyl. Tosh is just one of the countless Americans killed by the current counterfeit pill outbreak that has reached 40 states and killed Americans in 16 states. Tosh’s absence is still deeply felt by his family and friends. By taking a moment to remember those we have already lost, the Partnership for Safe Medicines hopes to shine a light on the need to prevent any future deaths from counterfeit medicines.
Tosh’s mom, Carrie Luther, speaks to high school students about the dangers of deadly fentanyl counterfeits. Contact her at ToshsStory@gmail.com.