Counterfeiters want fake pharmaceuticals in your workplace. (they may already be there)
Made with fentanyl. Undetected by 5-panel tests. And plentiful.
- 27% of seized counterfeit pills contained potentially lethal doses of fentanyl. (DEA, August 2020 report)
- 47% of overdose deaths between 2018-2019 were due to fentanyl or other synthetic opioids (CDC)
- Fentanyl is involved in more deaths than any other illicit drug. (DEA Annual Threat Assessment 2019)
Protect your workplace with the only FDA-cleared hair test for fentanyl
We saw a disturbing pattern developing, and in 2018-19 developed and gained FDA clearance for a drug screen anticipating a threat that would emerge. It has. Counterfeit pills made with fentanyl are flooding the market, with overdoses and deaths on track to make 2020 the most deadly ever according to the CDC. Counterfeiters have discovered raging demand created by the stresses of the pandemic and obscene profits within reach. Beware.
A 5-panel test alone will not detect this new threat.
In years past, fentanyl was seen largely as an adulterant or additive for cocaine or heroin to intensify highs and addictiveness. But more recently, this potent synthetic opioid is pressed into visually similar copies of popular party drugs— Xanax, Percocet and Oxycontin as examples—and too frequently in lethal doses. These might look like those pills but users will not be detected by tests looking for those drugs.
Each year the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes the U.S. Drug Threats Assessment which looks at trends, availabilities and user behaviors across regions. The report is an invaluable source of insights for planning or adjusting drug testing programs. Click the button below to download the report.