The opioid crisis may turn into a zombie crisis due to a new drug called Xylazine. The street name for the drug is tranq, tranq dope, or zombie drug because it can literally rot human skin.
The drug has been used to “cut” or dilute heroin and has been discovered in big cities such as Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as in 36 states. Why does a drug like this exist? It is an animal tranquilizer.
Doctors say that it can cause “excessive sleepiness and respiratory depression, as well as raw wounds that can become severe and spread rapidly with repeated exposure. The crusty ulcerations, which can become dead skin called eschar, can result in amputation if left untreated.” The problem is that human hospitals don’t test for this because human hospitals don’t look for animal meds.
Most users who end up harmed by this don’t know that it is in the drugs they are taking.