Experts on drug policy and proponents of harm reduction are both alarmed by the increasing prevalence of an animal.
Although it sounds like the name of a villain from "Star Trek,".
Xylazine is a muscle relaxer often used in veterinary care that is wreaking havoc on the whole continent.
What was formerly the heroin supply in the United States is now almost completely illegal fentanyl.
A strong opioid that may be 100 times more potent than morphine.
Although it is not an opioid, xylazine has been shown to have an increasingly significant role in drug overdose.