1 chart shows why you should care about the silent epidemic of ‘tranq’ street drug deaths

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Cris Cantu/Getty Images A new report from the CDC shows that there has been a 276% increase of xylazine in opioid overdoses. Xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer, is increasingly being added to street drugs to create a euphoric effect. The CDC recommends using xylazine test strips to check street drugs for contamination before use. Xylazine, also … Read more