Recently, the DEA brought an alarming report to our attention – the fentanyl crisis in America is growing worse than ever before. A certain pharmaceutical drug that can easily be acquired is revealed to be a partial culprit of this deadly situation, with increasing numbers of people across the nation suffering at its hands. Stay tuned to hear more about it.
On Monday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released an alarming statement regarding a widely-distributed threat to American public health. According to the DEA, the illegal drug fentanyl has been mixed with custom pharmaceuticals used to sedate animals and sold in nearly all 50 states. As the opioid crisis continues to sweep through the nation, this new discovery further highlights the dangers posed by abuse of such substances
Daily wire reports, as part of a public safety alert, authorities confiscated Xylazine, also known as “tranq,” and fentanyl mixtures that could cause severe injuries, including necrosis and amputations.
“The deadly drug threat, fentanyl, has become even more deadly because of xylazine,” Administrator Anne Milgram said.
According to Milgram, approximately 23% of the fentanyl powder seized by the DEA in 2022 and 7% of its fentanyl pills contained Xylazine.
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Xylazine is a non-opioid veterinary tranquilizer that has been responsible for an increase in the number of overdose deaths in the country.
ABC covered a mysterious case of the dangerous tranquilizer that killed a 29 year old experimenting with drugs.
Overdose deaths involving Xylazine increased from 2% to nearly 26% in Pennsylvania between 2015 and 2020, the largest growth in the Northeast. In Maryland, 19% of all drug overdoses in 2021 involved Xylazine, and in Connecticut, 10% in 2020.
A news release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 107,735 Americans died from drug poisonings between August 2021 and August 2022, with 66% of those deaths involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.
It is always recommended to administer naloxone to someone overdosing on drugs, although it does not reverse effects on drugs other than opioids.
A majority of fentanyl trafficked into the United States is believed to originate in Mexico, where the Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco Cartel primarily source their product from China..
These cartels are becoming more sophisticated by the year if they aren’t dealt with properly. People will continue to die of these drug overdoses if the federal government does not step in and take care of these cartels. The longer we wait, the stronger and harder it will be to take them out of business.
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