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Is Immodium the poor man’s methadone?

  Loperamide is the active ingredient in Immodium, an over-the-counter antidiarrheal agent which also has μ-opioid receptor agonist activity. With therapeutic oral dosing, loperamide acts on μ-opioid receptor in the gastrointestinal tract and does not enter the central nervous system. At recommended doses, opioid effects on the central nervous system are …

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Don’t cut my precious….

    There are many ways to remove rings from injured swollen digits. We’ve all heard about using soap, vaseline, ice, dental floss, surgical lubricant and even Windex. When those methods are unsuccessful, our last resort is to cut the ring removing it from the digit. Here’s a useful video …

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Listen to Me !

       It’s been said that Greg Henry is a “modern-day Socrates, Plato, and Ben Franklin all rolled into one.” Many others state that he is one of emergency medicine’s “preeminent philosophers and educators” and describes his style as “in-your-face eloquence.”  This lecture is a “must-listen” for all emergency …

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