Deaths From Counterfeit Pills Are On the Rise

It used to be that if you had a pounding headache at work or your allergies flared unexpectedly, you could ask a co-worker for a pain reliever or allergy medication. But health officials are warning that it’s becoming increasingly dangerous to take medication from anyone because of the dramatic increase in counterfeit pills.

Currently, the biggest danger is from prescription drugs. Counterfeit pills can be laced with mislabeled illicit fentanyl and sold as other opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a new study that the percentage of overdose deaths due to fake drugs has more than doubled between 2019 to 2021. The CDC estimates 105,000 deaths last year alone.

Know the source of your pills: directly from the store or pharmacy. Refuse to take anyone else’s prescription drugs, even if you have the same prescription. Even if you trust the person offering you a prescription drug, you don’t know the source of the drug. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

However, it won’t be long before these warnings are extended to other drugs, especially those in pill bottles. You can never be too cautious about drug safety, and your wariness may save your or another’s life.

At Nationwide Drug Testing Service, our staff is not only understanding and considerate, but knowledgeable as well. From the moment you contact us, you work with a professional, well-trained Representative who stays with you throughout the entire process.

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