Fake oxycodone appearing on Albuquerque streets – KOB 4

Dr. Christian Shaw with Duke City Recovery Toolbox, an Albuquerque recovery center, said his clinic has seen about 20 people test positive for a drug called “blue.” It’s a man-made cartel-driven drug. Shaw said this time last year, they didn’t see any of this affecting our population. Drug Enforcement Administration officials say drug cartels are pushing fake oxycodone pills, lacing them (more…)

Officials: Fake oxycodone pills are killing Arizonans – 12news.com

12 News , KPNX 8:50 PM. MST March 21, 2017

Becoming addicted to pain medication is bad enough, but now Arizona is seeing a new trend.

Fake oxycodone pills are popping up by the hundreds, and people as (more…)

Lethal substance found in counterfeit oxycodone in Kindersley – The Battlefords…

A chemical described as toxic and dangerous has been identified in counterfeit Oxycodone tablets seized by the RCMP south of Kindersley.

RCMP Kindersley detachment reported they were advised by Health Canada Drug Analysis Centre that traces of the substance known as W-18 were found in one of the three Oxycodone tablets that were seized last April.

Subsequent testing identified the traces of W-18, (more…)