Check out today's post at the Writers In The Storm blog. Arm yourself with the important facts about fentanyl- what it is, how people keep getting it, why it is so dangerous, AND how can I protect my loved ones. It is worth your time!
Recently, I posted (here) about bleeding deaths from synthetic cannabinoids, better knowns a Spice, or K2. Now, more than 220 people have been reported as having serious bleeding from a contaminant, Brodifacoum, in the synthetic cannabinoid. What is Brodifacoum? Basically a rat poison that causes hemorrhage and death. What is Spice? How bad is the... Continue Reading →
Spice (K2, or Fake Marijuana) is the center of focus again, with 2 people dead in the Chicago area, and another 56 suffering from severe bleeding after using Spice. What is 'Spice'? This is a synthetic marijuana that can mimic the 'high' from marijuana. It can be sprinkled into other smoke-ables (such as cigarettes) or... Continue Reading →
Cases of flu nationwide are on a downturn, though we are still well above the number of cases that would be typical for this time of year. Hospitalizations last week continued to go up with people that had already been exposed and become ill. However, most of the lab samples now are showing a different flu bug. Up... Continue Reading →
As a pharmacist, I am always hearing about how manufactured drugs are bad and 'all natural plant derived' drugs are wonderful. Pharmaceuticals have gotten a really bad rap. Folks tend to forget the entire reason for pharmacology in the first place was to find plant derived medicinals and, when necessary, figure out a way to... Continue Reading →
It's getting better, bit by bit. But better is relative. With the huge wave of flu that hit the USA this year, the decrease in numbers leaves us still well above the epidemic thresholds for deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza, and with 9 more children dying this past week. Our hospital beds still have... Continue Reading →