White House announces emerging drug threat, animal tranquillizer mixed with fentanyl
For the first time in U.S. history, the White House has declared a drug to be an emerging threat to the United States. The DEA says Xylazine, which is an animal tranquilizer, is being used with the synthetic opioid fentanyl, and the results are deadly.
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New data released by Project Opioid on Wednesday showed overdose deaths increased 11% nationwide in 2021. Between December 2020 and December 2021 there were 538 overdose deaths in Duval County, a 3% increase from the year before, according to The Changing Overdose Crisis in JAX.