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Lithium toxicity

Baird-Gunning J, et al. Lithium poisoning. J Intensive Care Med. 2017 May;32(4):249-263.

Lithium is a commonly prescribed treatment for bipolar affective disorder. However, treatment is complicated by lithium’s narrow therapeutic index and the influence of kidney function, both of which increase the risk of toxicity. 812 more words

Therapy

'Grey death': The powerful street drug that's puzzling authorities

(CNN)– A new drug called “grey death” has been linked to a handful of lethal overdoses in the South — but no one knows exactly what’s in it or where it’s coming from. 652 more words

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6 Hospitalized For Drug Overdoses At South Austin Nursing Home

CHICAGO (CBS) — Six men were taken to the hospital Wednesday night, after paramedics responded to a report of overdoses at a nursing home in the South Austin neighborhood. 126 more words

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Senator Adeleke's Autopsy Reveals High Level of Alcohol And Banned Drugs - Pathologist

Dr. Taiwo Solaja, a pathologist involved in determining the cause of death of Osun state Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke has given the cause of death to be “multiple aspiration” or choking due to drug overdose. 87 more words

Africa

Deadly opioid carfentanil found in drugs in Ontario after overdose: police

Police in Durham Region are warning the public after the deadly opioid carfentanil was identified in drugs seized in Whitby, Ont. following an overdose earlier this year. 275 more words

Canada

Police officer accidentally overdoses after drug arrest in Ohio

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — An Ohio police officer accidentally overdosed after responding to a drug-related call Friday night, WKBN reports.

Officer Chris Green responded to a traffic stop just before 9 p.m., a police report said. 232 more words

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‘The high isn't worth it to die’: cousin of teen who overdosed on fentanyl

The family of Adria Bosshart, who died of a suspected fentanyl overdose in Saskatoon last weekend, continues to mourn. While doing so, they’re hoping that sharing their pain will make others realize just how deadly the drug can be. 258 more words

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