What Doesn’t Kill You Can Maim: Unexpected Injuries From Opioids

Lisa, a client at the AAC Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program in Cambridge, Mass. Nearly five years after an opioid overdose she still limps - possibly because of damage the drug cocktail did to her nerves or muscles.

Emergency room doctors are just beginning to study a new kind of casualty in the opioid epidemic – patients who survive an overdose, but walk away with brain damage, kidney failure or dead muscle.

(Image credit: Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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