Fentanyl Causing Brain Damage in Overdose Survivors, Doctors and Paramedics Report

THE FIX (01/05) – Doctors and paramedics in Canada say fentanyl overdose survivors are more likely to suffer from acute brain damage. The potency of fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid, is causing a spike in drug overdoses across Canada and the United States. The longer an overdose victim remains unconscious, the longer oxygen is cut from vital parts of the brain, which may cause irreparable damage. After four minutes without oxygen, damage in the brain begins to occur. Read more

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