Tag Archives: opiates

Intentional Overdose

Hx: A 55 yo man presents after an intentional overdose. He is transported by EMS after his family found him poorly responsive with an empty bottle of tramadol. When paramedics arrived the patient was groggy but able to answer questions. He had a bottle for 350 tramadol 50mg tablets that was filled 2 weeks ago, now empty. He admitted to

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The Carfentanil Crisis

In the past 3 years, the quantity of synthetic opioids smuggled into the United States has increased. Synthetic opioids are primarily fentanyl analogues. Law enforcement believes that these drugs are arriving form Mexico and China due to the reduced costs of synthesis compared to traditional opiate (heroin) manufacturing. Most alarming is the increase in the number of opioid overdose related

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