Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Massachusetts
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 49 states, and many Americans have suffered overdoses and death because the drugs they were taking were counterfeit.
Other Massachusetts Coverage:
N.E. Fentanyl Deaths ‘Like No Other Epidemic’ (July 27, 2017)
Fentanyl To Blame For Rising Number Of Overdoses In Massachusetts (November 14, 2016)
Fentanyl Found In Nearly 75 Percent Of Massachusetts Overdose Deaths (November 14, 2016)
Over Half Of Fatal Overdoses Associated With Fentanyl (May 3, 2016)