• xylazine August 16, 2022 12:33 pm

    Officials Warn of Animal Tranquilizer Found Mixed With Other Drugs in Parts of Mass.

    The animal tranquilizer xylazine, also known as “tranq,” has been found mixed with other drugs in Worcester County, causing concern among law enforcement officials that there could be a rise in overdoses and drug-related deaths. Xylazine, a sedative that is not approved for human use, has been found mixed with cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, the Worcester County District Attorney’s...

  • opioids July 15, 2022 12:02 pm

    New Warning About Mass. Street Drugs Being Cut With Animal Sedative

    Fentanyl and heroin sold on the streets in Massachusetts continue to be cut with a sedative for animals, presenting an added danger to users, state drug monitors warned this month. Xylazine increases the risk of overdose, skin ulcers or death for people taking opioids cut with it, according to the Massachusetts Drug Supply Stream, a collaboration between the state Department…

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