On September 21, 2023 a bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. House that would encourage schools and their community partners to teach students about the dangers of synthetic opioids, including fentanyl. The Fentanyl Awareness for Children and Teens in Schools (FACTS) Act would also create a federal task force to coordinate and improve federal responses to youth misuse of synthetic opioids and overdoses. The bill calls for federal data collection regarding the prevalence of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in secondary schools.
The bill places an emphasis on helping to enhance student awareness of lethal counterfeit pills containing fentanyl.
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