Syringes used by PWID contained chemical, biological contaminants

An analysis of syringe residue from discarded drug use equipment used by people who inject showed both chemical and biological contaminants in the syringes.
“I work with a team of physicians and harm reduction advocates who provide care for patients who are hospitalized with injection drug use-associated infections,” Laura R. Marks, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, told Healio.
“We wanted to better understand exactly what bacterial pathogens and chemical adulterants people who inject drugs are being exposed to,

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