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DEA lab testing reveals 6 out of 10 fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Nov. 23, 2022, announced it discovered a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills.  

The DEA Laboratory has found that, of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills analyzed in 2022, six out of 10 now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This is an increase from DEA’s previous announcement in 2021 that four out of 10 fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills were found to contain a potentially lethal dose.

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