Size Matters-Dose Size That Is… Prescription Drugs

Size Matters-Dose Size That Is… Prescription Drugs   Legal cases involving the use of the compound zolpidem, a drug used to induce and/or maintain sleep, have made the news with the rare “sleep driving” scenario-where an individual unknowingly operates a car while they should be asleep in bed. Nevertheless a more common situation exits and[…]

Fentanyl: Accidental Ingestion

Fentanyl: Accidental Ingestion  Fentanyl has a long history of use as a synthetic narcotic analgesic as well as a drug of abuse. “Fentanyl may increase the patient’s tolerance for pain and decrease the perception of suffering, although the presence of the pain itself may still be recognized.”2 It is sold under the brand names such[…]