About Our Fentanyl Awareness Campaign

Taking Action Against Fentanyl in Virginia


As Virginia’s Office of the Attorney General, our primary focus is to safeguard the well-being and safety of the residents of Virginia. We recognize the grave threat posed by fake prescription pills containing the lethal substance fentanyl within the Commonwealth.

Our mission is to enforce the laws and regulations specific to fake prescription pills and combat the distribution, manufacture, and sale of these dangerous substances. We work collaboratively with federal agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to ensure that those involved in the production, trafficking, or distribution of fake prescription pills, particularly those containing fentanyl, face criminal and civil consequences within our state’s justice system.

In addition to enforcement, we advocate for non-enforcement initiatives designed to reduce the availability of fake prescription pills and raise public awareness of the deadly risks associated with these substances. We are unwavering in our commitment to collaborate with communities, organizations, and government agencies across Virginia to develop comprehensive strategies that address the underlying causes of this public health crisis.

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As part of the federal One Pill Can Kill initiative, our Virginia-specific campaign led by Virginia Office of the Attorney General Jason Miyares centers on raising awareness about the pervasive dangers of fake prescription pills, particularly those containing fentanyl. Through education, prevention, and accessible resources, we aim to empower Virginians with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect themselves and their loved ones from the grave consequences of fake prescription pills.

By working in conjunction with our law enforcement partners and the federal government, we are resolute in our dedication to combat the proliferation of fake prescription pills and fentanyl. Together, we strive to ensure the health, safety, and prosperity of all individuals throughout Virginia.