‘Tranq’ animals are dipped into Ohio and Kentucky’s fentanyl supply

Xylazine is often mixed with fentanyl and it can cause severe skin ulcers and wound necrosis if injected repeatedly.

A Northern Kentucky doctor examined a patient who was hospitalized for weeks when caregivers removed all of the skin on her forearm to save them from amputation. Dr. Mike Kalfas said the woman had taken the opioid fentanyl contaminated with an animal tranquilizer that causes tissue death, a condition that is becoming increasingly common in … Read more