In this episode we talk about a mystery gas increasingly used in suicides and get a first hand account from Nick Connors from the NYCPCC. Articles mentioned are available here and a link to the Frontline documentary. Contributors include Nick Connors and Matt Zuckerman.
In this episode, we talk to Maximilian Gahr about the US emergence of desomorphine (Krokodil) and implications for investigation and treatment. Reports coming out of Arizona and Illinois, are reminiscent of past reports from Germany. Dr. Gahr’s articles on Krokodil can be found here. Contributors include Matthew Zuckerman and Maximilian Gahr.
In this special episode we follow up with Steve Bird to talk about what kinds of confirmatory tests are going on to determine if Sarin was used in Syria. This is a follow up to Episode 7 where we talked about the toxicology of organophosphates and nerve agents. Contributors include Matt Zuckerman and Steve Bird.
In this episode we talk to Timothy Wiegand from Rochester about treating the toxicity associated with alcohol and alcohol withdrawal. This was prompted by a recent ACMT pre-symposium in Puerto Rico. We also refer to work by Jose Maldonado with a nice full text review available here. Contributors include Matt Zuckerman and Timothy Wiegand.
In this episode we are very pleased to be able to interview Earth and Fire Erowid, the founders and directors of the Erowid website and center. We discuss the origins of the site, their mission regarding educating about drug use, and how that interfaces with what we do as physicians and toxicologists. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview. Contributors include Matthew Zuckerman, and Fire Erowid, and Earth Erowid.