The street term “tranq” refers to what?
In a recent report, there is increasing presence of xylazine in heroin and/or fentanyl deaths in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, xylazine is referred to as “tranq” on the street and “tranq dope” refers to heroin and fentanyl cut with xylazine.
Johnson J et al. Increasing presence of xylazine in heroin and/or fentanyl deaths, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010–2019. BMJ Injury Prevention. Online Feb 3, 2021 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2020-043968