DEA Seized Enough Fentanyl In 2022 To Kill Every Single American, And Then Some

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At a glance

  • According to DEA laboratory tests, six out of ten counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl contained a potentially lethal dose.
  • That was an increase from 2021, when four out of 10 pills the agency tested were found to contain a lethal dose.
  • According to another press release from the agency earlier this year, fentanyl is one of the strongest synthetic opioids in circulation; it is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine.

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