Fentanyl test strips are classified as drug paraphernalia under Mississippi Law. House Bill 722 seeks to change that and a number of doctors ap- pear to agree.

Fentanyl test strips (FTS) are a low-cost method of helping pre- vent drug overdoses and reducing harm, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). FTS are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of Fentanyl in all different kinds of drugs (cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, etc.) and drug forms (pills, powder, and injectables). FTS provide people who use drugs and communities with important information about Fentanyl in the illicit drug supply so they can take steps to reduce risk of overdose.

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