07.22.22

Cassidy, Senate Doctors Release Fentanyl Awareness PSA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined his fellow physicians serving in the U.S. Senate, Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), John Barrasso, M.D. (R-WY), John Boozman, O.D. (R-AR), and Rand Paul, M.D. (R-KY) released a public service announcement (PSA) warning about the dangers of illicit fentanyl that is wreaking havoc in communities throughout the nation and killing Americans at record rates.

“I come to you today, not only as a U.S. Senator, but as a physician concerned for the health and safety of our nation,” said the senators. “Fentanyl is killing over 200 Americans every day. Unfortunately, many Americans who have died from an overdose didn’t even know they were taking the deadliest drug our nation has ever seen…They didn’t know that just one pill can kill… As physicians in the Senate, we know Fentanyl is everywhere – no community is sparred… Never take any drug except those personally prescribed by your physician and filled by your pharmacist. Parents, teachers: please talk to your children before it’s too late… By working together we can make a difference and stop the drug traffickers that are driving addiction and poisoning our neighbors and children.”

You may click here or on the image below to watch the PSA.

Drs Caucus PSA

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Full Script of PSA:

Hi I’m Dr. Roger Marshall. I’m Dr. John Barrasso. I’m Dr. Bill Cassidy. I’m Dr. John Boozman. I’m Dr. Rand Paul.

I come to you today, not only as a U.S. Senator, but as a physician concerned for the health and safety of our nation.

Fentanyl is killing over 200 Americans every day.

Unfortunately, many Americans who have died from an overdose didn’t even know they were taking the deadliest drug our nation has ever seen.

They didn’t know that counterfeit prescription drugs like Percocet, oxycodone, Xanax, and Adderall – are being laced with fentanyl.

And illicit drugs like marijuana, heroin, and meth – are being laced with fentanyl too. 

They didn’t know drug traffickers are selling counterfeit pills that are nearly identical to legitimate prescription medicine.

They didn’t know that just one pill can kill.

And, they didn’t know that a lethal dose of illicit fentanyl is equivalent to a few grains of salt, which can fit on the tip of a pencil. 

As physicians in the Senate, we know Fentanyl is everywhere – no community is sparred.

This epidemic is exploding and it’s killing our fellow Americans at record rates.

Never take any drug except those personally prescribed by your physician and filled by your pharmacist.

Parents, teachers: please talk to your children before it’s too late.

Be honest and direct – don’t assume anything.

By working together we can make a difference and stop the drug traffickers that are driving addiction and poisoning our neighbors and children.

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