Counterfeit pills are fake medications that have different ingredients than the actual medication. They may contain no active ingredient, the wrong active ingredient, or have the right ingredient in the wrong quantity. Counterfeit pills may contain lethal amounts of fentanyl or methamphetamine. They are extremely dangerous because they often appear identical to legitimate prescription pills. Often, the user is unaware of how lethal they can be.

Source: DEA

 

 

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