Test for Fentanyl

If you have a drug that wasn’t legitimately prescribed and supplied to you by medical professionals, use a test strip prior to ingestion to check whether it contains fentanyl - Karen Garcia

Test for Fentanyl
Test For Fentanyl

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With overdose deaths rising, here’s how to test drugs for fentanyl

Ed Ternan, co-founder of Song For Charlie, said counterfeit pills are a huge problem that most people don’t know exists.

“These fake pills are everywhere, to the point that if you get a pill online or anywhere that didn’t come directly from your doctor, you pretty much can assume that it’s counterfeit. And if it’s counterfeit, it’s made with fentanyl,” Ternan said.

According to TACO, different types of drugs require different preparations for better test accuracy: Powders: Shake and thoroughly mix in the bag that the drug came in. Any chunks need to be broken up. Crystals: Crush into a fine powder and mix thoroughly. Pills: Crush into fine powder and mix thoroughly. Then,…

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 With overdose deaths rising, here’s how to test drugs for fentanyl

Raising awareness is one way to prevent overdoses. Other tools include fentanyl test strips, as well as resources for reducing or eliminating unhealthy substance use. Here are some tips for finding and using the test kits.

Song for Charlie

Song for Charlie is a family-run nonprofit charity dedicated to raising awareness about ‘fentapills’ — fake pills made of fentanyl.


If someone does engage in drug use, illicit Fentanyl contaminating recreational drugs is a tragic but real possibility. It’s a leading accidental cause of death nationally. TACO provides free Fentanyl test strips to help avoid accidental consumption and overdoses on Fentanyl.


Drug checking is a harm reduction service that helps drug users avoid ingesting unknown and potentially more dangerous adulterants found in street drugs. We manufacture and sell testing kits from this website so users can test their own substances. Since 1999, we have sold hundreds of thousands of testing kits to people in dozens of countries.


FentCheck is a harm reduction focused non-profit. We provide fentanyl test strips and education to people who use drugs and are at risk from an increased prevalence of street drugs being tainted (cut, laced) with opioids- often with fentanyl. Simply, our goal is to get test strips into venues making them widely available to counter the increase in accidental overdoses.

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