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Coalition of Attorneys General Seek Legislation on Xylazine

May 21st, 2023 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday joined a bipartisan coalition of 39 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Senate and House to pass S. 993 and H.R. 1839—the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act. The legislation seeks to curb the proliferation of xylazine by scheduling it as a controlled substance.
 Xylazine, which is commonly known by its street name “Tranq” or “zombie drug,” is a powerful sedative that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for veterinary use—the drug is not an opioid so naloxone or Narcan will not reverse its effects. Rachel McFadden, a Bloomberg Fellow and wound care nurse at Prevention Point Philadelphia, describes the outward physical effects that can occur from using Xylazine…