EFFECTS OF XYLAZINE
Xylazine: The New Krokodil? The Dangerous Rise of a Flesh-Eating Drug
Xylazine, a veterinary sedative used for large and small animals, is being found in illicit drugs across America. In addition to inducing zombie-like conditions, the drug has the ability to cause large, open wounds that do not heal.
FDA Takes Action to Restrict Addictive Tranquilizer Drug, But Is it Too Late?
A new report outlines how the FDA is cracking down on xylazine diversion, the animal tranquilizer currently being mixed into opioids to create deadly concoctions that kill users. The FDA is moving in the right direction by making this effort, but more needs to be done...
Fears Mount as Increasing Number of Opioid Overdoses Seem Tied to Naloxone-Resistant Tranquilizer
A January 2023 report published in a La Crosse, Wisconsin newspaper highlighted local law enforcement’s concern that a string of recent fatal drug overdoses in the city may have been linked to opioids laced with xylazine, a powerful animal tranquilizer that can make the user’s overdose resistant to naloxone (the medication used by responders to revive OD-ing addicts). This report ties in with other reports from local newspapers across the country, plus several broader, nationwide federal warnings that seek to inform Americans of growing risk factors connected to ANY opioid misuse.
A New Drug Alert: Xylazine in Fentanyl, Heroin, Other Illicit Drug Supplies
Xylazine is in the news for causing overdoses, deaths and addiction in several U.S. states and Puerto Rico. But many people don’t even know it’s in their supplies of heroin, fentanyl or cocaine. In this case, what they don’t know can kill them.