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Alprazolam linked to heroin deaths


Here’s an article from MJA InSight linking alprazolam (Xanax, Kalma) to heroin deaths.

A reminder why we have a policy of non-prescription of these sorts of drugs.

Blood Gas tutorial

Use and utility of VBG in the ED

Here is a tute from last week on why we use a VBG in the ED rather than an ABG, how to analyse it and a few unworked examples.

Feel free to post your answers.