DEA Declares "Tranq" The Worst Drug Our Nation Has Ever Faced!

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 03/21/2023
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has released a public safety advisory informing People about the pervasive danger posed by fentanyl combined with xylazine, also known as "tranq," a common name for this type of tranquilizer for animals.

According to DEA Administrator Ann Milgram, xylazine is making fentanyl, the worst drug threat our nation has ever faced, even deadlier. In 48 of the 50 states, the DEA has found combinations of xylazine and fentanyl.


The DEA said that users of drugs containing xylazine and fentanyl are more likely to die from a lethal drug overdose.

Animals are given the FDA-approved medication xylazine as a sedative and painkiller. Breathing, blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature can all be critically lowered by it.

Human adverse effects are similar to those commonly associated with opiate consumption and can be serious and life-threatening. Despite this, the DEA cautions that unlike opioids, naloxone, or Narcan, cannot be used to reverse the effects of xylazine.

Yet, the DEA stated that specialists always advise giving naloxone to anyone who appears to be experiencing drug poisoning.

One of Tranq's negative effects is the development of ulcers in various body regions, which might occasionally result in the amputation of fingers or entire limbs. According to some specialists, xylazine was unlawfully added to the human drug supply to prolong the effects of fentanyl and heroin.

According to DEA data, xylazine-positive overdose deaths surged across the country from 2020 to 2021, while it is unclear when such deaths were noted.

Between August 2021 and August 2022, 107,735 Americans died from drug poisonings, with synthetic opioids like fentanyl being involved in 66% of those deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fentanyl is made in secret labs south of the border in Mexico by Mexican drug gangs using chemicals that are exported from China.

The FDA said last month that it will limit xylazine imports, which means that shipments of the animal tranquilizer will be subject to closer Regulatory examination. To make sure they are intended for lawful use, shipments of the medicine and the materials used to produce it may also be held.

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