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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.


DEA warns of harmful fake prescription drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing a safety alert for the first time in six years, warning of a dramatic spike in overdose deaths from counterfeit prescription drugs. The agency says the fake pills are being laced with lethal amounts of fentanyl and meth. Dr. Ayana Jordan, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University's School of Medicine, joins CBSN's Ed O'Keefe with more on how this is exacerbating the opioid crisis.

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