It all started in 2006, when a car accident wrecked Tom Quigley’s neck and back and he was prescribed a regimen of Percocet and Vicodin for the pain. One year later, his neck collapsed, crushing his spinal cord in the process. Following an emergency spinal fusion, doctors upped his medication – adding the opioid Dilaudid to the mix. As his dosages continued to escalate, so did his tolerance. Read more here.
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