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

(By Martha Bebinger, WBUR for Kaiser Health News)

The trouble started for Lisa when she took a blood pressure pill and one to control seizures, along with methadone, a drug used to help wean patients off heroin.

“I inadvertently did the methadone cocktail and I went to sleep for like 48 hours,” Lisa said, rolling her eyes and coughing out a laugh. “It kicked my butt. It really kicked my butt.” Continue reading article here…

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