Fake Adderall pills spread across the U.S.

Counterfeit Adderall made with methamphetamine is not a new problem, but it is exploding in the shadow of the fentanyl pill epidemic. As of September 2021, these counterfeits had been found in 19 states.


Video: Feds Jail New York Money Launderers

When you buy prescription medicine online from an unlicensed pharmacy, your credit card charges can’t be legally processed by legitimate banks. Drug sellers turn to criminals to launder their payments. That’s how these New Yorkers just got a combined 104 months in prison for bank and wire fraud.


September 27, 2021: The DEA Seized 9.6 Million Counterfeit Pills This Budget Year

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This week the DEA warned that prescription medications bought on the black market contain fentanyl or methamphetamine, and reported that it had seized 9.6 million counterfeit pills in the 2020-2021 fiscal year–more than it seized in the previous two years combined.

Catch up on this and the rest of last week’s counterfeit medicine news.


Video: Hawaii becomes final state to report a fake pill victim

The August 2021 indictment of an alleged fentanyl pill dealer for the death of a Maui resident makes Hawaii the final U.S. state to confirm a counterfeit pill fatality. Watch our weekly video to learn more about the changes we’ve seen over the last six years.