What to know about xylazine, the drug authorities are calling a public safety threat


A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration badge. The DEA issued an alert warning of a "sharp increase in the trafficking of fentanyl mixed with xylazine" on Monday.

The veterinary tranquilizer has been linked to a growing number of overdose deaths across the country, especially in the Northeast. It’s often combined with fentanyl, but can’t be treated with Narcan.

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