The synthetic opioid fentanyl is being used to contaminate counterfeit prescription drugs and killing thousands of people who unknowingly ingest these pills. Not only are counterfeit prescription pills now routinely laced with fentanyl, but so are street drugs like cocaine and marijuana, which is killing people in masses. And, some drug dealers are even making the pills in colorful colors to look like candy and target children.
“This is not an overdose phenomenon; this is a poisoning phenomenon,” Dr. Phil says.

In the video above, learn more about how illicit fentanyl is infiltrating society, where it’s coming from, and how easy it is for people to unknowingly obtain fentanyl-laced drugs.
On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “Deceived to Death: The Fentanyl Crisis in America,” hear from a former director of the DEA Special Ops and families whose loved ones have died after taking drugs they did not know were laced with fentanyl. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

WATCH: ‘This Is A Mass Poisoning Killing Our Kids,’ Former Director Of DEA Special Ops Says About Fentanyl Crisis

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