Estimated annual dialysis cost for just one person who has wrecked his own kidneys by shooting heroin ("heroin nephropathy"): $50,000.
Source: A paraphrase from the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 40(3):611-622, Lee H © 2002 National Kidney Foundation.
Some drugs may cause kidney damage or failure, either directly or indirectly from dangerous increases in body temperature and muscle breakdown.
Drugs that can cause kidney damage:
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National Institute of Drug Abuse (2012). Kidney Damage. In Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/medical-consequences-drug-abuse/kidney-damage