Ohio State University Coed DEAD after overdosing on FAKE Adderall

Ohio State University Student dies after overdosing on FAKE Adderall laced with fentanyl as two other students are also hospitalized

  • The school sent out a warning about fake Adderall being sold in the OSU community
  • The drug, commonly used to treat ADHD, is also used as a ‘Study Drug’ by college students
  • The death comes amid OSU’s spring exam week
  • A United Nations study in March 2022 found that Mexican and Colombian drug gangs were responsible for fake prescription drugs being sold in the United States 

An Ohio State University student was pronounced dead Thursday after overdosing on a fake Adderall pill that was laced with fentanyl.  

OSU President Kristina Johnson has confirmed the tragic passing of the unidentified student in a statement Thursday. 

Johnson said in the same statement that two others students were hospitalized following the overdose. 

One of those students remains in critical condition while another has been released from a local hospital. There names and genders were not released.

A United Nations study in March 2022 found that Colombian and Mexican drug gangs were behind the influx of fake fentanyl laced pills in the United States

The student's death was reported on the final week of the school's exam schedule

The student’s death was reported on the final week of the school’s exam schedule

All three of the students overdosed off campus. Columbus police were called to a home along East Lane Avenue late on May 4 after someone called 911 to say that their roommates had overdosed, reports WBNS. 

In the statement, Johnson said that it is ‘critical’ for OSU students to be ‘aware of the possibility of contaminated drugs in our community.’

On the same day as the student’s death, OSU students were sent an alert warning about the presence of fake Adderall that contains fentanyl in the community. 

The warning read, ‘While we strongly discourage any kind of drug misuse, if you, or someone you know, may choose to experiment with drugs.’ 

It goes on to advise students to pick up a Naloxone kit or fentanyl test strips at the Wilce Student Health Services on Millikin Road in Columbus.  

According to Jeff Klingler, the president and CEO of the Central Hospital Ohio Council said that fake Adderall pills were being sold around the OSU campus. He added, ‘Fentanyl causes 90% of overdose deaths in central Ohio.’

Adderall is a prescription drug used to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. However, the drug is commonly used by students as a ‘study drug.’

Adderall is specifically used to treat attention deficit disorder but in more recent years it has become known as a 'Study Drug' used by college students in order to stay awake to study

Adderall is specifically used to treat attention deficit disorder but in more recent years it has become known as a ‘Study Drug’ used by college students in order to stay awake to study

The news of the student’s death came on the final day of OSU’s spring exam schedule. 

An OSU study in 2018 found that 28 percent of students said that it was very easy to obtain stimulants in order to study or improve grades.  The same study found that 21 percent of students who were prescribed a stimulant from doctor had shared the drug with another student. 

The death of the student comes just days before Ohio State’s spring commencement ceremony, which takes place at Ohio Stadium on May 8.  

Between January and November 2021, there were  more than an estimated 106,854 drug overdose deaths in the year to November 2021, a 15.6% increase from the same period a year earlier, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

In April 2022, Ryan Michael Reavis, 39 was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling counterfeit painkiller pills that were laced with fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller causing the his untimely death at 26 in 2018. 

A month earlier, five West Point cadets on Spring Break in Florida overdosed on fentanyl laced cocaine.

The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board said in a report that was published in March 2022 that websites run by Mexican and Colombian drug cartels often advertise fentanyl-laced pills as Xanax, Adderall or Oxycodone, and Raúl Martin del Campo, a member of the Control Board, said “the majority of people do not know they are using fentanyl.”

In Florida, Walgreens reached a $683 million settlement with the state of Florida in a lawsuit accusing the company of improperly dispensing millions of painkillers that contributed to the opioid crisis, state officials said Thursday.

In Washington State, three opioid distributors, McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp., settled a lawsuit with the state for $518 million. 


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