Place, poverty and prescriptions: a cross-sectional study using Area Deprivation Index to assess opioid use and drug-poisoning mortality in the USA from 2012 to 2017 - Kurani S, McCoy RG, Inselman J, Jeffery MM, Chawla S, Finney Rutten LJ, Giblon R, Shah ND.

OBJECTIVE: To identify the relationships between county-level area deprivation and patterns of both opioid prescriptions and drug-poisoning mortality. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: For this retrospective cross-sectional study, we used the IQVIA Xpo...
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BACKGROUND: Hallucinogenic mushrooms are fungi that contain the substance psilocybin. When ingested, psilocybin can induce hallucinations, euphoria, and alterations in the perception of space and time. Ingestion of hallucinogenic mushrooms may result in ad...
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Toxic plant exposures have increased in recent years, creating health concerns, particularly for nature adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts.1Urbanization and city sprawl resulting in marginalization of human populations has caused some inhabitants to explo...
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FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol,...
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Introduction Suicide by self-poisoning is a common cause of death, especially in the younger population. More specifically, hair-dye poisoning is being increasingly used for suicide. Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), also known as "Kala pathar", is a highly toxi...
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OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine ADHD modified release (MR) and immediate release (IR) stimulant ingestion exposures reported to the National Poison Data System (NPDS) to characterize the nature of the exposures and the outcomes associated with them....
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OBJECTIVE: To study changes in the parameters of endogenous intoxication using the level of substances of low and medium molecular weight in the oral fluid in patients with catarrhal stomatitis, which got developed after the acute drug poisoning. MATER...
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Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a central nervous system depressant primarily used as a recreational drug of abuse, but also for the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy in adult patients and as an adjuvant for control of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. The ...
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We describe cases of acute poisoning related to substance abuse of benzodiazepines in patients at the main A&E clinic in Oslo. MATER...
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We describe the clinical picture of GHB poisoning and compare hospitalised patients with patients who were dis...
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The purpose of this study  was to investigate the mutual effect of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) accompanied with fibrinolysis, endotoxemia, and coagulation in severe cases of antipsychotic poisoning. A total of 199 patients were examined...
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