Apricot pits contain amygdalin, which, when chewed up and exposed to salivary enzymes, is converted into cyanide. A few years ago, a Safety Ranger named Nicole Piela MD, contacted me…read more →
Welcome to the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology.
So opioid users (heroin shooters and sniffers, oxycontin zombies, vicodin vampires etc…) have tweaked (literally) to the idea of eating over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medicine containing loperamide. Interestingly, loperamide (Imodium) satisfies that…read more →
Thoughts and prayers for Haus, a 2-year-old German Shepherd that stood between a rattlesnake and a little girl, repeatedly taking hit after hit to protect his family. Makes me a…read more →
This is a tough one because you don’t want to burst this lady’s lifelong bubble that her early difficulties with math were not secondary to the fact that EVERYONE has…read more →
https://ajp.com.au/news/teenage-self-harm-tot-paracetamol-poisoning/ The important statistic that this article ignores is that Australia (and the UK and Ireland) have cut down on the number of serious paracetamol (acetaminophen or brand name Tylenol)…read more →