Sunday, November 10, 2013

Does enteric coating aspirin change efficacy or adverse effects?

Bleeding risk with anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications is something that we struggle with on a regular basis.  Should we fully anticoagulate a patient with atrial fibrillation who is falling?  Should we continue the aspirin and clopidogrel even though it’s X number of months since their stents? 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New drug of abuse comes to America – Enter krokodil

Reports developed in the media last month identifying suspected cases of ‘krokodil’ use in Utah, Arizona, and Illinois.  While the drug’s presence has not officially been confirmed there is a significant health concern when considering this new drug’s properties and what the results of its use are.

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