The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a new warning about a dangerous drug mixture that has been seized in a majority of U.S. states, which further proves that the country’s drug crisis is getting worse by the day. The “deadliest drug threat” facing the country, fentanyl, has been mixed with a substance approved only for veterinary use known as xylazine, creating an even more deadly substance called “Tranq.” The DEA Administrator, Anne Milgram warns that this mixture is rotting human tissue, causing severe wounds, and increasing the risk of fatal poisoning. Xylazine forces many American citizens to choose between the risk of rotting tissue and death or addiction, and the Biden administration is doing nothing to stop this.
DEA Warns Fentanyl Is Now Being Mixed With a Flesh-Eating Drug https://t.co/kSX1veVYii
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The Drug Enforcement Administration highlights that the substance is not an opioid, meaning that Narcan is not effective in reversing its effects, which makes it harder for medical professionals to save people from the consequences of this drug. Milgram also pointed out that the DEA had seized the drug mixture in 48 states so far. The DEA laboratory reported that in 2022, approximately 23% of fentanyl powder and 7% of fentanyl pills seized by the DEA contained xylazine. This information shows that the country’s drug crisis is not slowing down, and this mixture is yet another attempt by drug cartels to flood our country with deadly drugs.
As the Fentanyl crisis continues to wreck communities across the country, Philadelphia is now grappling with a powerful animal sedative called Xylazine — known as “Tranq”— that has quickly found its way into the vast majority of the city's drug supply.@elspethreeve reports: pic.twitter.com/uwAH0xPzyY
— CNN This Morning (@CNNThisMorning) March 7, 2023
While flesh continues to rot off of people’s bodies the harm reduction activists continue to hand out the supplies required to get high at a record pace throughout the U.S. Their messaging is always the same. It’s all about love. I believe in love too. Tough love. This means pic.twitter.com/CYUw78LH4k
— Kevin Dahlgren (@kevinvdahlgren) March 2, 2023
While the DEA has issued a warning that Tranq, the deadly drug mixture, is spreading rapidly throughout the country, House Republicans have expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s lack of action to address the issue. The Biden administration must take active and energetic actions to respond to this emerging threat. The lack of effort or urgency to control and regulate the use of substances that are harmful to American citizens is unacceptable, and the government must take responsibility and answer the call to curb this crisis. The addition of xylazine to the illicit drug supply will only escalate the crisis that the country is already facing. Thus, the administration needs to recognize xylazine as the significant threat that it is by scheduling it and taking action to prevent the misuse and abuse of xylazine.