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Counterfeit drugs, overdoses on the rise, TN officials say – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-10-11 14:48:18 –

Nashville, TN (WKRN) — Monday, multiple The agency issued a warning following an increase in counterfeit tablets that contributed to the “epidemic” among Tennessees...

NS Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the State Department of Health, and other organizations held press conferences, noting that there was growing concern about “fake tablets” being made many times abroad.

These drugs are intended to look like prescription drugs, but they contain other substances like fentanyl. Fentanyl is a drug that contributes to many overdose in the state.

Authorities have compared images of genuine Oxycodone and Xanax tablets with counterfeit medicines and have shown that it can be difficult to spot the difference.

The TBI stated half of the oxycodone tablets submitted by the authorities because the evidence did not contain oxycodone and instead contained fentanyl.

“If you’re buying pills on the streets of our state, you’re gambling in your life,” TBI director David Rausch warned the general public.

The public was begged by the authorities to reach out Helps treat drug addiction, Especially for prescription drugs. If you or anyone you know needs substance abuse treatment, you can call or text message the Tennessee Red Line at 1-800-889-9789.

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