The syringe’s barb and plunger stuck out limply from a patient’s arm. Paramedic Connor Cook had to clip off the plunger and remove the needle where it was inserted into the man’s arm in order to safely transport him to the hospital for treatment of a heroin overdose. Since the heroin was still actively being injected into the unconscious patient, Cook couldn’t revive him with the opioid inhibitor naloxone. Read More
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