Enough Fentanyl Seized To Kill Every Person In US

Fentanyl

At a glance

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Tuesday that it seized over 379 million doses of potentially deadly fentanyl in 2022, including more than 50.6 million fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills and more than 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder.
  • The DEA has documented a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills in particular.
  • “Just two milligrams of fentanyl, the small amount that fits on the tip of a pencil, is considered a potentially deadly dose,” the agency noted in a press release.

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