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Spring 2014
Vol. 12 No. 2
Krokodil
There has been a dramatic increase in the observed number of reports on the use of Krokodil (also known as Crocodile, Krok, or Croc) in the last few years. Krokodil use was first reported in Siberia in 2002 and has mostly been described in European countries.....

Winter 2014
Vol. 12 No. 1
GHB
Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and its precursors, gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD) are popular drugs of abuse and primarily cause CNS depression. There are numerous common names for GBH such as “Liquid ecstasy”.....

Fall 2013
Vol. 11 No. 3
Atypical Antipsychotics
The use of antipsychotics began in the 1950’s after it was realized that chlorpromazine, an antihistamine, had a potent calming effect on mentation.....

 

Previous Newsletters

Biological Threats
How to Handle Anthrax and other Biological Agent Threats
October 12, 2001
By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Ecstasy" Dangers
Local Death, Life-threatening Reactions to "Ecstasy"
June 5, 2001
"A recent increase in severe reactions to the street drug "Ecstasy" has prompted CPCS to renew alerts about the drug's dangers..."

Health Care Professionals

FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Poisonings continue to be a leading cause of injury. Your dedication to prevent these poisonings is greatly appreciated.

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  • Poisoning & Drug Overdose -- from
    6th edition (2011) McGraw-Hill.

    Edited by Kent R. Olson, MD, FACEP (California Poison Control Center; University of California, San Francisco Division, San Francisco).

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