Opioids are a class of powerful drugs that are mostly prescribed to treat severe pain. If a person takes more opioids than their body can handle the opioids will slow down and can even stop the person’s breathing and heart. Using more opioids than the body can handle can lead to the person experiencing a poisoning or fatal overdose, in addition to other medical, legal, and social problem.
Opioids include but are not limited to the following:
Below are examples of counterfeit opioids:
The top image is a real 80mg Oxycontin. Below, for comparison, is another counterfeit 80mg Oxycontin. The shade of green is clearly wrong.
Counterfeit 80mg Oxycontin. The outer casing colour (green) is extremely close, however, the inside should be white.