Fake Prescription PillsDrugs of Concern
What are they?
Many fake pills are made to look like prescription opioids – such as oxycodone (Oxycontin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), and alprazolam (Xanax®); or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall®) – but contain fentanyl or methamphetamine.
Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the American public.
Fake pills are widely available, and DEA and its law enforcement partners are seizing deadly fake pills at record rates.
Fake pills are more lethal than ever before. DEA lab testing reveals that 2 out of every 5 pills with fentanyl contain a potentially lethal dose.
The only safe medications are ones prescribed by a trusted medical professional and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.
OxyCodone, OxyContin®, Tylox®, Percodan®, Valium®, Xanax®, Restoril®, Ativan®, Klonopin®, Adderall®, Concerta®, Dexedrine®, Focalin®, Metadate®, Methylin®, Ritalin®
OxyCodone: 30s; 40s; 512s; Beans; Blues; Buttons; Cotton; Greens; Hillbilly Heroin; Kickers; Killers; Muchachas; Mujeres; OC; Oxy; Oxy 80s; Roxy; Roxy Shorts; Whites, Xanax®: Bars; Benzos; Bicycle Handle Bars; Bicycle Parts; Bricks; Footballs; Handlebars; Hulk; Ladders; Planks; School Bus; Sticks; Xanies; Yellow Boys; Zanbars; Zannies; Z-Bars, Adderall®: A-Train; Abby; Addy; Amps; Christmas Trees; Co-Pilots; Lid Poppers; Smart Pills; Smarties; Study Buddies; Study Skittles; Truck Drivers; Zing
How are they abused?
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. It is often injected or pressed into counterfeit pills. Methamphetamine usually comes in pill or powder form and is smoked, snorted, or injected.
What is their effect on the body?
Fentanyl misuse may result in an intense, short-term high; temporary feelings of euphoria; slowed respiration and reduced blood pressure, nausea, fainting; seizures or death. Methamphetamine misuse may result in agitation; increased heart rate and blood pressure; increased respiration and body temperature; anxiety and paranoia. High doses can cause convulsions, cardiovascular collapse, stroke or death.