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S. 2569: Fentanyl Safe Testing and Overdose Prevention Act

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More and more conservatives now support the policy — even Ron DeSantis.


Almost 83,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2022, many from the synthetic opioid fentanyl. An amount only a fraction the size of a penny is enough to kill, but people often don’t realize how frequently even that miniscule level of fentanyl is mixed with other drugs, like cocaine or ecstasy.

That’s where fentanyl test strips come in. Reporting results within five minutes, they tell you if there’s any fentanyl amid other (somewhat less lethal) drugs.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that many young people are now leaving home with fentanyl test strips as a new modern-era “necessity” alongside their wallet, cell phone, and keys when going out to a bar, nightclub, …

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John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2023
Length: 2 pages
Jul 27, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jul 27, 2023

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4 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

10% chance of being enacted (details)


Jul 27, 2023

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