The information disseminated in this notice is from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp).
To summarize, 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 DMI has created the attached public awareness product. This product is Unclassified and can be shared with the general public and posted to social media.