Study shows rising rate of propofol abuse by health care professionals
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Abuse of the anesthesia drug propofol is a "rapidly progressive form of substance dependence" that is being more commonly seen among health care professionals, reports a study in the Apr. Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colonoscopy may be more risky under anesthesia
The risk for aspiration and other complications related to colonoscopy may be increased if the procedure is performed under propofol-induced deep sedation, US study findings suggest. (Source: MedWire News - Anesthesiology)
Source: MedWire News - Anesthesiology - March 15, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Anesthesia During Colonoscopy May Cause Aspiration Anesthesia During Colonoscopy May Cause Aspiration
The increasing use of propofol for sedation during colonoscopies may have a down side. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

EEG patterns track propofol effects
Researchers have identified electroencephalogram signatures of changes in consciousness caused by propofol. (Source: MedWire News - Anesthesiology)
Source: MedWire News - Anesthesiology - March 7, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Suicide by self-administration of a drug mixture (propofol, midazolam, and zolpidem) in an anesthesiologist: the first case report in Italy - Colucci AP, Gagliano-Candela R, Aventaggiato L, De Donno A, Leonardi S, Strisciullo G, Introna F.
The authors report an unusual case of suicide of an anesthesiologist, in which the suicide manner and means depend upon the victim's occupation. This is the first case report published in Italy of a death involving propofol and other drugs. The anesthesiol... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Teva to Restart Propofol Production: Now, AttorneyOne Can Provide...
On January 23rd 2013, the American Society of Anesthesiologists issued an update on Propofol shortages reporting that Teva will be releasing Propofol by end of February after a 3-year absence. In...(PRWeb January 31, 2013)Read the full story at (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 1, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news