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Cluster of Opioid Users Suffer Sudden Amnesia, Doctors Baffled

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The first case was in 2012.

At the time it seemed like an odd anomaly, a one-off case that required no further explanation. 

But then it happened again. And again. And again. 

And by the time Jed Barash and Alfred DeMaria went to press with their findings earlier this year, the scientists had found a Massachusetts cluster of at least 12 cases where heroin users terrifyingly suffered spontaneous amnesia. 

Max Meehan became patient zero when he showed up to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center five years ago with an inability to remember things, a bizarre condition BuzzFeed detailed in an extensive investigation published this week

He’d spent the night before partying, celebrating his upcoming 23rd birthday. He’d smoked some cigarettes, downed some liquor, and scored

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