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Schumer boosts call for action amid ‘Tranq’ overdoses

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The Finger Lakes is experiencing a growing threat from a deadly new drug called Xylazine, also known as Tranq on the streets. This sedative, used in animals, is now being mixed with fentanyl and heroin, making it an even more lethal combination. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to take action and put an end to this potential nightmare for not just New York State but the entire country.

Schumer is urging the FDA to analyze the origin of the drug, track down and crack down on those who are shipping it in, whether it’s from overseas or other parts of the country. He believes cutting off the illegal supply that’s reaching Central New York and Upstate New York is critical.

This deadly drug is not just impacting larger cities like Syracuse, but smaller ones like Cortland too. Schumer stated that this particular drug is still considered fairly new, but it’s already having a significant impact. He said, “Unfortunately, it’s always one of those things, what’s the next coming down the next line, but it’s pretty scary when you see something this drastic, this dangerous.”

Schumer is continuing to push for the illegal supply to be cut off, emphasizing the importance of keeping the Central New York community and others safe from this deadly drug.