Bupropion "abuse" reported to US poison centers - Stassinos GL, Klein-Schwartz W.

The objective was to determine the prevalence, characteristics, clinical effects, and outcomes of bupropion "abuse." METHODS: A 14-year retrospective review was conducte...
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BACKGROUND: Increasing premature mortality among some groups of Americans has been largely driven by increases in drug poisoning deaths. However, to our knowledge, a formal descriptive study by race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, rurality, and geogra...
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INTRODUCTION: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is frequent worldwide but knowledge regarding the epidemiology is insufficient. The aim of this study was to clarify the extent of this intoxication, its mortality and factors associated with mortality. ...
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BACKGROUND: Analgesics are used most frequently in fatal and non-fatal medicinal self-poisonings. Knowledge about their relative toxicity in overdose is important for clinicians and regulatory agencies. METHODS: Using data for 2005-2012 we investig...
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BACKGROUND: Reliance on prescription opioids to manage pain has been associated with increases in diversion, overdose, and addiction. Prevalence of misuse and abuse has been shown to be higher among government-insured populations than commercially insured ...
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