Category Archives: Drug Misadventures

Preventing Prescription Medication Errors

In a medication error report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published last Fall, it estimated that over a million US citizens are injured each year from various medication errors and that one person dies each day from a … Continue reading

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BELLADONNA – It’s More Than a Pretty Woman

Some of history’s most lethal substances were once used for cosmetic purposes—well, at least before their deadly qualities became obvious. Unfortunately, the evolution from cosmetic to murder weapon developed somewhat from an “on the job training” thing! An example of … Continue reading

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The Scopolamine Patch Nightmare!

Scopolamine, also known as hyoscine and sold as Scopderm Patches, is a powerful drug known in the pharmaceutical world as a tropane alkaloid drug and is classified as an anticholinergic that affects the parasympathetic nervous system. In normal speak, that … Continue reading

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DEVIL’S BREATH – A Dramatic Drug Threat!

Alternately known as the most dangerous drug in the world and the scariest drug in the world, Devil’s Breath is a powerful drug being dealt with on the streets of Colombia, and now in major European cities. It’s a strong … Continue reading

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Murder At 30,000 Feet!

Modern pharmaceuticals are excellent alternatives to more invasive procedures when a medical cure is required. Such medications not only prolong life but also enhance it in the process. Ironically, those same wonder drugs can become instruments of death when they … Continue reading

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Synthetic Marijuana – A Continuing Threat

Often I write about interesting designer drugs that can be used as murder weapons (like “Molly” in a previous blog). Today, I’d like to discuss another popular designer drug that’s periodically in the news. Synthetic marijuana first appeared in the … Continue reading

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Polypharmacy

Population aging in first world countries is a growing concern for many reasons. One of those involves the issue of polypharmacy in the older adult. Polypharmacy is defined as a patient using four or more medications concurrently and statistics show … Continue reading

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