Attorney General Morrisey Joins Multistate Bipartisan Letter Urging Congress to Pass Combating Illicit Xylazine Act

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday joined a bipartisan coalition of 39 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Senate and House to pass S. 993 and H.R. 1839—the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act.

The legislation seeks to curb the proliferation of xylazine by scheduling it as a controlled substance.

Xylazine, which commonly known by its street name “Tranq” or “zombie drug,” is a powerful sedative that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for veterinary use (horse tranquilizer), according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Xylazine is making the nation’s opioid epidemic worse, making it harder for overdose victims to be revived—the drug is not an opioid so naloxone or Narcan will not reverse its effects.

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