Category Archive for: ‘Over The Counter Medications’

Over-the-Counter Overdoses

October 1, 2009emsresponder.comKevin Thomas Collopy, BA, CCEMT-P, NREMT-P, WEMT Over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse is on the rise. Since 2000 there has been a fourfold increase in abuse of cold medicine. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are the third most commonly intentionally overdosed medicine. Acetaminophen overdose is responsible for the greatest number of drug overdose hospital admissions in developed countries. Hundreds of …

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Alcohol And Medication: A Dangerous Cocktail

By: Lisa ElyThe Johns Hopkins News-Letter10/2/08 My roommate suffers from atrocious allergies. Her immune system is generally shot, which I attribute to the ludicrous amounts of work she does, and she is likely to contract a semi-lethal strain of streptococcus and be down for the count for the next eight weeks if anyone within a radius of seven kilometers sniffles. …

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