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Dangerous New Street Drugs: W-18

   In the midst of the opioid epidemic, there has emerged another potentially more dangerous drug – W-18. This synthetic opioid is thought to be 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 10,000 x more potent than morhpine.   In a single drug seizure in Calgary in August 2015, W-18 …

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Do you DEWshine ?

  This article is from the Tennessee Poison Center posted on January 26, 2016 by Donna Seger, MD Medical Toxicologist  This past week, the Tennessee poison center was involved in the care of 4 teenagers from Robertson County who drank Mountain Dew mixed with racing fuel (aka Dewshine). Racing fuel (used for …

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Breaking Dab

  Working in the emergency department it can be difficult to keep up with all the new street drugs. Here is yet another one….coming soon to an ER near you.   Dab, Dabs, Dabbing, wax, earwax, honey, honey oil, shatter and BHO are all street names for a new form …

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it’s da bomb

    A new designer drug has emerged on the teen scene. 2C-I-NBOMe, also known as “N-bomb”. This new drug is an extremely potent hallucinogenic stimulant and has been associated with multiple deaths. NBOMe is often sold under the pretense that it is LSD, however, unlike LSD, NBOMe also has …

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  “Flakka”(alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) is a dangerous synthetic cathinone, similar to “bath salts” that is spreading across the country.  This drug is a white or pink, foul-smelling, crystal that can be injected, snorted, eaten or vaporized.     Flakka and can cause an “excited delirium” that involves hyperstimulation, paranoia, and hallucinations that can lead to …

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Rave or Die !

    The drugs which had historically been largely associated with ‘Rave’ parties over the past 20 years: LSD, MDMA, GHB, Meth and Ketamine are now being replaced by new and sometimes more deadly designer drugs. Recognizing the street names and being familiar with the clinical presentations may help you …

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