In this episode we talk about the spectrum of mushroom poisoning from Amanita to magic mushrooms. Contributors include Matthew Zuckerman and the UMass Toxicology team Kavita Babu, Katie Boyle, Lynn Farrugia, Stephanie Carreiro, Peter Chai, and Viral Patel along with Mark Neavyn. Mushroom pictures are available here.
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In this episode we talk to Dr. Leo Schep from the National Poisons Centre of New Zealand about the country’s experience with regulating synthetic cannabinoids, known there as “Legal Highs”. Afterwards, you’ll get a first peek at the new talking naloxone autoinjector. Contributors include Matthew Zuckerman and Leo Schep from University of Otago. More information about NZ regulation of legal highs can be found here.