Fatal Overdoses Rising from Sedatives Like Valium, Xanax

When combined with narcotics, these drugs can be lethal, researcher saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Poisoning, Prescription Drug Abuse
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In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controversially issued a black box warning that antidepressants were associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people aged under 18 years. In 2007, the warning was expanded to include young adults aged under 25 years. In 2005, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration responded to the FDA warning by requiring Product and Consumer Information leaflets to be updated to reflect the risk. However, there was considerable debate, and at times emotive backlash, in academic journals and the international media. Prominent US and Australian menta...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Intentional self-harm is a common cause of hospital presentations in New Zealand and across the world, and self-poisoning is the most common method of self-harm. Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is frequently used in impulsive intentional overdoses,...
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Source: Acta Clinica Belgica - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Why More Must be Done to Fight Bogus COVID-19 Cure Claims appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Resurgence in the use of chloroquine as a putative treatment for COVID-19 has seen recent cases of fatal toxicity due to unintentional overdoses. Protocols for the management of poisoning recommend diazepam, although there are uncer...
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CONCLUSIONS: ETI is a key component of the supportive care provided to the patient poisoned by a pharmaceutical agent. Clinicians should be aware of the spectrum of toxicities that can necessitate intubation, as well as airway management nuances that are specific to various poisoning presentations. PMID: 32394224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: J Med Toxicol Source Type: research
Perampanel is an anticonvulsant that was initially approved in 2012 as adjunct therapy for patients 12  years and older with partial-onset seizures with or without secondarily generalized seizures [1]. It has since been approved as monotherapy for partial onset seizures and its use expanded to include pediatric patients 4 years and older [2]. It is a non-competitive alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl -4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) glutamate receptor antagonist [1]. Currently, the published overdose information available involves only adults [3-7].
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The number of death from insulin overdose, including accidental poisoning, suicide and homicide, is increasing these years. The forensic diagnosis of death from insulin overdose is a tough task. Glucose is the main energy source of the brain. Therefore, hy...
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CONCLUSION: We found that half of acute-care hospitals did not provide any hospital-based psychiatric care for patients with suicide attempts or self-harm. PMID: 32249268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
There are urgent needs for sensing devices capable of distinguishing between episodes of opioid overdose and nerve agent poisoning. This work presents a wearable microneedle sensor array for minimally invasive continuous electrochemical detection of opioid...
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