Ohio State Warns of Fake Adderall Pills After Two Students Die

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By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Ohio State University is informing students to beryllium wary of fake Adderall pills aft 2 students died past week.

University officials said that Columbus Public Health has warned the assemblage astir the counterfeit Adderall, which incorporate the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl and are fueling increases successful overdoses and hospitalizations successful the area.

"Be alert of the anticipation of unexpected contaminates oregon however drugs whitethorn unsafely interact with alcohol," Ohio State's elder vice president for pupil beingness Dr. Melissa Shivers wrote successful a safety message to students. "Contaminated drugs tin effect successful a terrible and unexpected reaction, including death, from lone 1 use."

A 3rd Ohio State pupil was hospitalized and aboriginal released.

"We are grieving and widen our deepest sympathies to the students' household and friends," Ohio State President Dr. Kristina Johnson said successful a statement. "Out of respect for them during this highly hard time, we are not sharing further idiosyncratic information."

"It is captious for everyone's information to beryllium alert of the anticipation of contaminated drugs successful our community," Johnson added.

The assemblage said it powerfully discourages cause misuse among students, but encouraged those who whitethorn take to experimentation with drugs to instrumentality respective information precautions. These see drinking responsibly, picking up escaped fentanyl trial strips oregon a Naxolone kit, and ne'er buying oregon utilizing medicine medications not received from a qualified pharmacist.

Adderall is simply a attraction for attention-deficit hyperactivity upset (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It has a precocious imaginable for misuse, and tin origin abrupt decease and superior adverse cardiac events.

Counterfeit drugs whitethorn beryllium adjacent much dangerous. They are among the pills sold connected societal media and made to look similar existent medicine drugs, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. About 40% of counterfeit pills that incorporate fentanyl person a perchance lethal dose, according to DEA laboratory testing.

A lethal dose is "about 2 milligrams, equivalent successful size to a fewer grains of salt," the DEA said.

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The Drug Enforcement Agency has much connected fentanyl.