Are animal tranquilizers changing how you should treat overdoses?

ER doctors and internal medicine physicians already know the challenges that the steadily rising fentanyl and Opioid crisis is causing. Making matters worse are the ever-changing ways people are mixing deadly drugs to get high.

Animal tranquilizers are now showing up in samples across the country.  Is that part of the increasing number of drug overdoses?  Some groups are taking a close look at Xylazine, which is also known as “tranq” or “tranq dope,” which surged first in some areas of Puerto Rico.

The statistics are alarming and could change the way overdoses are treated.

This article from KHN explains what is happening and what you need to know.  Read it here.