gas station heroin

An illegal drug known as "gas station heroin" is alerting officials as its consumption has increased across the United States, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

When a product is easily available for purchase, people usually believe it's safe to consume. However, availability is not equal to effectiveness or safety, and experts say this is specifically true for tianeptine, a drug being illegally marketed as a dietary supplement that has been associated with serious health risks and even death and is being sold at gas stations, convenience stores and even online.

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