Counterfeit Prescription Drugs Are Killing Our Kids in Record Numbers
The Fentanyl Crisis is a Real and Deadly Epidemic
It Only Takes One Pill to Kill
Our youth are living in unprecedented times and unfortunately, there is a new danger that is taking them down by the tens of thousands. It’s called fentanyl poisoning. And it’s coming their way in the form of counterfeit prescription pills.
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, dea.gov:
4 out of every 10 counterfeit prescription pills that were confiscated and tested, contained a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl
In 2021, more than 20 million counterfeit prescription pills, laced with fentanyl, were seized, which is more than the last two years combined.
Counterfeit prescription pills are easily accessible and widely sold on popular social media apps
Drugabusestatistics.org states, that 46.6% of kids experiment with drugs at least once by the 12th grade. Many of these teen-related experiments are with opioids and illegally obtained counterfeit prescription drugs such as Xanax, Percocet, Adderall, Oxycodone, and Vicodin. Today, drug experimentation is more dangerous than ever before because many of these pills are laced with fentanyl by drug cartels. The drug cartels are now producing the pills to look like they are coming from a pharmacy so the user is assuming they are safe, when in fact they are not. This emerging drug distribution deceives our nation’s youth and destroys so many lives.
Just one experiment with a counterfeit prescription drug containing fentanyl can kill!
The One Pill Killed campaign was created to raise awareness about the fentanyl epidemic that’s impacting so many families in our country. We are working with national and local media and TV networks requesting airtime to broadcast our public service announcement.
We can increase awareness by purchasing more airtime to run our public service announcements. You can help support this important cause by making a donation to the House of Giving. House of Giving is a 501(c3) non-profit organization started in 2001 by Michael R. Ellison, the grandfather of Chase Michael Ellison.
We are committed to taking the crucial step of raising national awareness of the dangers of counterfeit prescription drugs containing fentanyl