The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued its first public safety alert in six years in September to warn Americans about counterfeit pills containing lethal doses of fentanyl being produced in Mexico and flooding the U.S. market.
“Opioids were responsible for nearly three quarters of the more than 93,000 fatal drug overdoses in the United States in 2020,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, announcing the results of a two-month, nationwide DEA enforcement effort to combat cartel-orchestrated drug distribution networks flooding U.S. with the deadly fake pills.
The fake pills made by cartels “are more lethal than ever,” the DEA said. According […]
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