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Colorado congresswoman Yadira Caraveo pushes bill to confront ‘zombie drug’ through US House

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DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo put a bill through the U.S. House of Representatives to confront what some call a public health crisis.

It’s Caraveo’s first bill ever passed by the House. If it passes the Senate and is signed into law, it would fund research to learn more about Xylaxine, a dangerous drug also called “tranq.”

“We’re giving the National Institute of Science and Technology the ability to create testing and safe way to handle this for law enforcement,” Caraveo said.

“The danger is that it’s a synthetic opioid,” Caraveo said, “so Narcan which works against fentanyl and other substance does not work against this.”

The goal is to learn more…

Rogelio Mares

2023-05-13 21:17:20

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