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La Crosse Police Investigating 9 Recent Fatal Drug Overdoses


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LA CROSSE Wis. (AP) — La Crosse Police are currently investigating nine recent overdose deaths. There are concerns that an animal tranquilizer could be in the illicit opioid supply.

The La Crosse Police DepartmentMayor of the city,? Gundersen Health System Tri-State Ambulance The community was warned Tuesday The high number of deaths from overdoses in 2023’s first 3 weeks.

But Concerns have been raised about the safety of the animal tranquilizer, xylazine (also known as “tranq,” You may have gotten fentanyl or heroin from local illegal sources. The A tranquilizer can lead to a stupor that lasts for several hours. It also slows down the ability of naloxone (a medication used in opioid overdose recovery) to work.

“We want those who are struggling with substance abuse to know there is possibly a dangerous mix here in our community,” Jason Melby, La Crosse’s Assistant chief of police

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The The ineffectiveness and ineffectiveness in administering naloxone to treat the overdoses in recent cases highlights the need for emergency care such as supportive breathing. This can help keep patients with overdoses alive, even if the medication fails. Dr. Chris Eberlein Get emergency medicine at Gundersen Health System.

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