‘Tranq’ Animal Incorporated in Fentanyl Supply in Ohio and Kentucky

Xylazine is often mixed with fentanyl and can cause devastating skin ulcerations and necrotic wounds if injected repeatedly.

A northern Kentucky doctor treated a patient who was hospitalized for weeks while caregivers removed all the skin from her forearms to save them from amputation. Dr. Mike Kalfas said the woman was using the opioid fentanyl contaminated with an animal sedative that caused tissue death, a situation that is becoming increasingly common in the … Read more