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Public Awareness: Fake Prescription Pills Containing Dangerous Drugs

Region 2 VPP Sites:

FYI – Attached is a public awareness notice from the New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center.

"During 2017, forensic laboratories in New Jersey have identified a large amount of imitation prescription pills

containing dangerous drugs.

So far this year, law enforcement in NJ have seized over 500,000 fake prescription pills that have actually contained highly potent opioids, including heroin and fentanyl class compounds.

Recently, carfentanil was identified in what appeared to be a legitimate prescription oxycodone pill.

Imitation prescription pills containing dangerous drugs such as carfentanil are being sold by drug dealers, placing users at significant risk of death.

Due to the serious implications of this trend, NJ's Drug Monitoring Initiative (DMI) has created this public awareness product. This product is Unclassified and can be shared with the general public and posted to social media."

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