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Important Information concerning Increasing Presence of Xylazine Exposure in Overdose Deaths
Montgomery County Medical Society Provided by MCMS Administration

Xylazine is a non-opioid sedative analgesic used in veterinary medicine to calm and handle animals for diagnostic tests and for anesthesia and pain relief for animal surgeries.  It is increasingly being detected in drug overdoses.  In a national study, the presence of xylazine in overdose deaths grew nearly 20-fold between 2015-2020 (Friedman, et al., 2022).  […]

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