Alaska officials warn of fentanyl-laced pills


April 23, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A public warning was issued to Alaska residents about the dangers of fentanyl after multiple overdoses were reported this week from people who took counterfeit pills designed to look like oxycodone, health officials said.

The Alaska Department of Public Safety alerted residents Friday after discovering fraudulent tablets containing fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

No further information on the nature and location of the overdoses was immediately available.

The blue tablets had an M30 marking similar to oxycodone, an opioid us...

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