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Forensic aspects of homicides by insulin overdose - Tong F, Wu R, Huang W, Yang Y, Zhang L, Zhang B, Chen X, Tang X, Zhou Y.

Analysis of homicidal insulin overdose is a challenging task in forensic practice because of the difficulties in toxicological analysis as well as the elusive pathologic changes. We performed a detailed histopathologic examination on four autopsy cases inv...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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Source: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Articles Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: A student-selected component (SSC) of the medical curriculum requires the student to be self-directed in locating and undertaking a placement in a clinical specialty of their choosing and completing a project. The clinical area for experience w...
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Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s been well over a year since Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a landmark law to fight the opioid epidemic here in Massachusetts. Since then he has also joined the President Donald Trump’s commission to tackle the crisis nationwide. David Wade sat down with the Governor to talk about what’s working, what we can do better, and how Massachusetts could set an example for other states when it comes to confronting the crisis. David Wade: What is the priority, do you think, for our state? Gov. Baker: I think the big thing is to stay on the stuff that’s we’ve done and r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Politics Syndicated Local Charlie Baker Confronting The Crisis David Wade opioid crisis Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Persons who use opioids have a high risk of overdose and associated mortality. In Vietnam, little is known about the characteristics of this population and the persons who are witness to those overdoses. One approach to combatting fatal overdos...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
BACKGROUND More than 145,000 people have died from overdoses involving prescription opioid pain relievers in the United States in the last decade and deaths have quadrupled since 1999. The quantity of opioids sold in the United States in 2011 was four time...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical signs and symptoms of exposures to aripiprazole overdoses. We retrospectively identified all aripiprazole exposures reported to the Danish Poisons Information Center (DPIC) from June 2007 to May 2015. ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Eight US states, the District of Columbia, and the country of Uruguay have recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, with Canada and more US states poised to do the same. The new laws include limits on youth access, operation of motor vehicles when using, and high-volume purchases or possession. However, none of the laws consider which kinds of marijuana products should and should not be legally sold. While we take no position on the overall desirability of marijuana legalization, we propose here that policy makers in favor of it consider only permitting the sale of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extracts intended ...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Featured Public Health drug policy legalization of marijuana Source Type: blogs
While candidate Donald Trump promised toprotect medical marijuana on the campaign trail, President Trump ’s Justice Department wants to be more aggressive against state-legal marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Attorney General Jeff Sessionspersonally asked Congress for funds to prosecute medical marijuana cases in states where it is legal. The legal sale of recreational marijuana remains limited to a handful of states, but 29 states plus the District of Columbia allow the prescription and distribution of medical marijuana. National polling shows thatmore than half of Americans favor marijuana legali...
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OBJECTIVES: Acetaminophen overdoses result in nearly 500 deaths annually and a much larger number of hospitalizations. Suicidal overdoses are exceeded in number in the United States by unintentional overdoses. We evaluated clinical, demographic and psychos...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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