Two Years Later, Illicit Pill Presses are Still a Threat

When we released Illegal Pill Presses with NABP and NADDI in March 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had characterized fentanyl pills as a growing market. And the DEA was prescient. Since then,

Law enforcement has seen some tremendous successes shutting down counterfeiting operations, but little legal or regulatory progress around pill presses has been made in the last two years. PSM urges federal action on this issue: The pill press as a vehicle for the distribution of dangerous drugs is not going away.

PSM resources about pill presses

As of October 2020, counterfeit pills made with fentanyl had been reported in all 50 states.

LAPPA's Pill Presses: Summary of State Laws (February 2021) offers a thorough survey of state statutes.

In 2019 we gathered experts and family advocates to speak about illegal pill presses. Watch highlights or the entire event on YouTube.