There is a plague killing children in America: counterfeit drugs being sold on social media. Parents are finding their children dead in their bedrooms after taking just one pill -- a pill they thought was one drug but instead was laced with a lethal dose of fentanyl, a drug so deadly that just a few grains the size of sand is enough to kill the average adult.
Tim Mackey, an associate professor at UC San Diego and CEO of S-3 Research, is working alongside social media outlets to take down drug dealers from the inside. On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "When One Pill Kills," Mackey shares how the 80,000-90,000 drug dealers on social media are infiltrating kids’ feeds. And, Former Director of DEA Special Operations, Derek Maltz, shares where the fentanyl-laced pills are coming from and just how deadly they really are. Watch in the video above.
On Tuesday’s episode, hear from four families who say their children purchased counterfeit pills on social media and were dead within moments of taking them, and how the families say they are demanding changes to laws, policies, and accountability from social media companies. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

If you would like to write to your local district attorney regarding enacting Alexandra’s law in plea deals for fentanyl drug dealers, click here for a sample letter provided by Nathan Hochman and Matt Capelouto.

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