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DEA seized massive amount of fentanyl in 2022

The Drug Enforcement Administration said it seized in 2022 more than 379 million doses of fentanyl, which officials said is enough to kill every American. The agency reported this week that it confiscated over 50 million fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl and more than 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder this year. Regina LaBelle, director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at the O'Neill Institute at Georgetown University, joined CBS News to discuss.


Preview: DEA administrator speaks on fentanyl crisis

The Drug Enforcement Agency is recognizing its first Fentanyl Awareness Day. The drug is the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 18-45, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell spoke exclusively with the new head of the DEA Anne Milgram about what makes the synthetic opioid so dangerous, and what her agency is doing to crack down on its use nationwide.

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