SCAN raising awareness for Russian drug Phenazepam

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

 An outreach worker with the social services organization Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) says that a new drug is gaining popularity in nearby areas.

Phenazepam

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - An outreach worker with the social services organization Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) says that a new drug is gaining popularity in nearby areas.

Phenazepam is a prescription that is taken for epilepsy and insomnia. She says the drug is accessible to youth online without a prescription. Veronica Jimenez says the drug comes with side effects, including several deaths that she says have been reported.

Tonight on KGNS News at Ten, reporter Christian von Preysing finds out more about these side effects, and why anyone will take this drug.


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