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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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This study analyzed quetiapine-related calls to the Victorian Poisons Information Centre (VPIC), coronial data from Victorian Ins...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: To reduce fatal drug overdoses, two approaches many states have followed is to pass laws expanding naloxone access and Good Samaritan protections for lay persons with high likelihood to respond to an opioid overdose. Most prior research has exa...
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PURPOSE In response to the opioid epidemic, West Virginia (WV) passed Senate Bill 437 (SB437). This omnibus legislation included measures related to the definition and governance of chronic pain clinics, continuing education requirements related to opioid ...
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This study explores whether, among a national sample of high school students, adolescent binge drinking at ≥twice versus
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
The United States surgeon general issued a rare national advisory on Thursday urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a drug used to revive people overdosing on opioids.The last time a surgeon general issued such an urgent warning to the country was in 2005, when Richard H. Carmona advised women not to drink alcohol when pregnant.More ...https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/us/naloxone-narcan-opioid-overdose.html
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This study applies Rhodes' concept of the 'risk environment' to examine how witness...
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PURPOSE Veterans using Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare have twice the risk of fatal prescription drug overdose (PDO) than non-Veterans. This elevated risk may be related to Veteran receipt of opioid prescriptions from both inside and outside the VA system...
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